IT Professionals in High Demand: Report

Wednesday May 25th 2011 by Datamation.com Staff
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Dice.com says there are more IT jobs than computer science graduates to fill them.

eWeek: In a new report titled "America's Tech Talent Crunch," Dice.com reveals that 18 states and the District of Columbia have more IT jobs available than new computer science graduates to fill those jobs. The problem is especially bad in California, which has a 3-to-1 ratio of jobs to new graduates.

"Companies can no longer get away with paltry salary increases for their technology staffs based on the demand we are seeing for talent," said Dice's Tom Silver. "The moderate increases in satisfaction levels indicate that tech professionals’ concerns are being heard by some companies, but certainly not all. Retention is the key to driving additional contributions to the business from technology staffs. Employers that are reluctant to increase compensation or step up retention efforts will likely pay for their unsatisfactory ways."

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