The computer industry continues to grow and is said to be among the industries to watch for in 2014.
Industries connected to computer systems design (programming, systems integration, facilities management) have grown at mid- to high-teens percentages since 2010, according to Sageworks data. This is consistent with government reports of strong investment in software since 2009 as companies apparently try to eke out efficiencies with software instead of additional hires.
Sales growth for the last 12 months for these computer systems design and related services was 16%, according to Sageworks, a financial information company that collects and analyzes data on the performance of privately held companies. Read more here
Moreover, when it comes to overall job prospects for IT professionals, 2014 will look a lot like this year, with 32% of companies expecting to increase head count in their IT shops, compared with 33% in 2013, according to Computerworld's annual Forecast survey.
The top IT job skills that will be in demand for 2014 are as follows:
- Programming/Application Development
- Help Desk/technical Support
- Mobile Applications and Device Management
- Project Management
- Database Administration
- Security Compliance/Governance
- Business Intelligence/Analytics
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