IT market overview national & wisconsin


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This presentation collects information about the information technology jobs sector from a variety of sources. The data reflects supply and demand around technical talent both nationally and, more specifically, in the Wisconsin and Milwaukee markets. The information here was originally presented at the AbilITy Connection summer forum hosted by Johnson Controls. AbilITy Connection provides mentoring, advocacy and IT employment opportunities to qualified people with disabilities. Learn more about AbilITy Connection at

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IT market overview national & wisconsin

  1. 1. IT Market Overview<br />What’s going on out there?<br /><br />Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)<br />
  2. 2. National Demand<br />Local Demand<br />Hot Skills<br />Overview of the IT Job Market<br />
  3. 3. Over the next 12 years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts a severe overall worker shortage…<br />70 million Baby Boomers exiting<br />40 million new workers entering<br />US Labor Force<br />
  4. 4. 41% Mightier<br />“<br />IT employment has risen to more than 4 million jobs for the first time since November 2008.”<br /><br /><br />
  5. 5. 75,916 IT Jobs<br />“<br />The average salary on is over $70,000 a year<br /> – Scot Melland, CEO DICE Holdings<br /><br />
  6. 6. Strong Demand<br /><br />
  7. 7. Local Demand<br />
  8. 8. Wisconsin WorkNet<br />Network Systems / Data Communications #2 highest demand<br /><br />
  9. 9. Milwaukee is a great place to job search.<br />
  10. 10. What’s hot? Gartner says…<br />Cloud Computing<br />Mobile Applications and Media Tablets (Android demand +302% from last year!)<br />Social Communication and Collaboration<br /><ul><li>Social Networking (Facebook, LinkedIn)
  11. 11. Social Collaboration (Wikis, Blogs, SharePoint)
  12. 12. Social Publishing (YouTube, Flickr)
  13. 13. Social Feedback (Yelp, Amazon)</li></ul>Video as mainstream content type and interaction model<br />Next Generation Analytics<br />Social Analytics<br />Context-Aware Computing<br />Flash Memory Storage<br />Ubiquitous Computing (computers in everyday objects, everywhere)<br />Fabric-Based Infrastructure and Computers<br />Sources: IBM Tech Trends, 2010 Survey<br /><br /><br />
  14. 14. IT Business Edge says…<br />Android<br />Drupal<br />Flash / ActionScript<br />HTML5<br />iPhone / iPad<br />Java, JQuery<br />Microsoft .NET / C#<br />PHP<br />Ruby on Rails<br />SQL Server, MySQL<br />Sources: IBM Tech Trends, 2010 Survey<br /><br /><br />
  15. 15. ARM (Advanced Resource Managers) says…<br />Cloud Computing<br />Software Programming (Flash, HTML5, Silverlight, Touchscreen)<br />Virtualization (Citrix, VMWare, Microsoft)<br />Voice (VOIP, Cisco Voice, Office Communications Server 2007 Unified Messaging)<br />Project Management<br />Business Intelligence / Data Analytics<br />Information Security<br />Web 2.0 Development (Adobe Flex, JavaScript, Adobe Flash, AJAX, JavaScript)<br />Unified Communication<br />Networking and Social Networking<br /><br />
  16. 16. Robert Half says…<br />Robert Half Salary Guide 2011<br />
  17. 17. Robert Half says…<br />Robert Half Salary Guide 2011<br />
  18. 18. However, the difference lies below the line…<br />