IT Employment Posts Gains in October »

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Despite the anemic recovery, IT employment continued its general trend of month-over-month growth.

According to a monthly index of IT jobs developed and published by TechServe Alliance, a collaboration of IT services firms, clients, consultants and suppliers, the number of IT jobs increased by more than 7,000 rising to 4,064,500 jobs in October, up by more than 87,000 jobs from October 2010 or 2.2%.

“According to both data and the anecdotal reports of my member companies, demand for IT professionals in key skill sets remains strong,” stated Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance. “While there is still considerable weakness in overall job market with 9% unemployment, there is actually a shortage of qualified professionals in high-demand IT skill sets. We remain bullish on the prospect for continued growth in IT employment as we enter 2012,” added Roberts.

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