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Technical experts are the most in-demand in IT-industry

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calendar29.06.2011
One of the most in-demand categories of IT experts is developers with the skills in different programming languages, i.e. technical experts. Its share among all IT positions is 43%.

Luxoft Personnel recruitment center has performed the quarter research of IT employment market. According to company’s analysts, after employment market stabilization in 2010 dynamics of IT experts salary expectations returned to traditional rates in 2011 – slight increase without rapid fluctuations. It is safe to say that the increase of salary expectations stays within 5-10%.

First half of 2011 is also characterized with the stable growth of some positions. Its amount is still increasing, exceeding pre-crisis rates more than twofold.
Demand for IT specialists in 2011 stays at the same high level as in 2010. There is a tendency to preserve existing qualified staff and to evolve professionals from young specialists inside the company.

One of the most in-demand categories of IT experts is developers with the skills in different programming languages, i.e. technical experts. Its share among all IT positions is 43%. There are almost equal shares between following IT positions: Help-desk (12%), consultants for ERP implementation and maintenance (12%), IT-analysts and testers (about 12%). The lowest demand is for IT-sales (5%) and senior management: CIO, IT managers, their deputies, managers of IT departments and other managerial staff of the industry (total 8%).

Here are the basic criteria, considered by the most of jobseekers while looking for a new job:
  •  High salary.
  •  Non-financial recognition (professional trainings at the expense of a company, business trips abroad, complete social package).
  •  Company reputation at the market.

Overall, the current employment market of IT specialists is characterized with increased amount of young employees and shaping tendencies for a stable employee growth within one company and job change not more frequently than once in 1-3 years.