Tag: IT Jobs

Almost Half of Women in IT Think Gender is their Biggest Barrier to Promotion | In the News

Nearly 1 in 2 women (45%) working in IT believe their gender is the main barrier to getting ahead in their career. That’s according to a recent opinion survey by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, released on International Women’s Day.

“These findings are seriously worrying. If 30% of women think that gender is the biggest barrier to getting a first job in IT, and 45% believe gender is the biggest barrier to progressing a career in IT, they are not going to even try,” said Sarah Burnett, Chair of BCS Women and is Executive Vice President and Distinguished Analyst at Everest Group.

Read more in WiredGov

5 IT Job Trends to Watch in 2019 | In the News

One of the most important – and unfortunately enduring – IT job market trends for CIOs to monitor is the continued chasm between technology talent demand and supply. Computer-related jobs are expected to grow at the faster-than-average rate of 12 percent through 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In just two years, BLS predicted, there will be 1.4 million open technology jobs but only 400,000 new computer science graduates nationwide. That’s causing many IT leaders to get more involved in STEM issues to address this long-term problem.

Next-gen skills hiring needs to pick up

Enterprise IT leaders say they want to leverage their own internal talent to develop competitive differentiators, says Yugal Joshi, vice president of Information Technology Services for Everest Group. However, despite these aspirations of enterprises, their hiring hasn’t kept pace, he says.

Read more in The Enterprisers Project

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