In the past 12 months, 131,800 new IT jobs were created, according to an analysis by Janco, an international IT consulting firm. Based on a review of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Janco found a net increase of 62,600 IT jobs in the past three months, which represents the best growth in IT jobs since 2000.

“Computer science and IT professionals is a very strong job markets as 14,500 jobs were added last month versus 10,200 in December,” said M.V. Janulaitis, CEO of Janco Associates Inc. “In the last 12 months 131,800 jobs were added which is a really good sign especially compared with last year this time when only 75,500 jobs were added thru the same period. In our professional opinion, the recovery is well under way for IT Pros.”

CIOs have been given the green light to begin hiring, and many have open requisitions they cannot fill due to a lack of good candidates, Janulaitis said. “There is a real shortage of IT pros with experience in cloud based applications and mobile computing.  In addition our 2015 IT salary survey, which was just released two weeks ago, shows that salaries have increased an average of 2.4 percent for all IT professionals. We are finding that there is an upward pressure on compensation for the first time since 2002.”

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