IT Jobs Market Strong, Security Pros in Demand

By Maggie O'Neill

IT leaders expect increases in full-time and contingency hiring in the second quarter of 2015, according to the quarterly "Reality Check" survey, conducted by IT staffing services specialist TEKsystems. Of the toughest IT spots to fill, security has moved to the top of the list—not only due to the difficulty in finding the right match between an employee and a company, but also as a result of the sheer lack of security professionals available to hire, according to TEKsystems Research Manager Jason Hayman. "There just aren't enough IT security candidates to fill the incredible demand," he said. "Any organization that leverages technology must have some kind of security features in place, whether it be a basic firewall or a complete mobile-device management solution that controls access and information." That demand for security is coming from all directions, but two of the most significant drivers are mobility and the cloud. Below are 10 highlights of TEKsystems' quarterly findings. The IT leaders taking part in the survey included CIOs, vice presidents, and IT directors and IT hiring managers.

This article was originally published on 2015-04-24