IT staff in high demand for 2012

10th Feb 2012

Demand for permanent IT staff increased in January with these workers the second most in demand professionals.

A study looking at job vacancies in January 2012 from KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation revealed that IT skills were in high demand both on a permanent and temporary basis.

Nick Bryce from Syntax Consultancy agreed with the study findings: “Considering the continued difficulties faced by businesses worldwide, it is heartening to see that IT skills are increasingly in demand with companies recognising that they need to embrace new technologies and have the right people in place to give them competitive edge.

Nick continued that the study revealed that permanent IT staff with skills in  C#, database administration, datastage, DB2, software development, IT marketing, .Net, SAP, security and VB were particularly in demand with temporary IT skills required in business analysis, Citrix, datastage, .Net, Oracle and security.

He concluded: “There is continued debate about skills shortages in the IT industry both in the UK and further afield which we have not particularly found. Our extensive networks throughout the world ensure our clients both home and abroad have a selection of people with the latest digital skills to choose from.”