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Sologig.com Lists Top Information Technology Jobs for 2015
-Information Security Analysts Lead Job-Growth Projections

CHICAGO, December 9, 2014 – December marked another year of strong growth for information technology employment. An estimated 95,000 new IT jobs will be added through the end of 2014, at an average of 8,000 per month. According to a new list from Sologig.com – CareerBuilder’s job site for tech professionals –2015 promises to be just as promising for job seekers in IT.*

“The information technology sector can expect healthy headcount expansion next year,” said Rob Morris, director of Sologig.com. “However, many of the fastest growing occupations are the very ones recruiters are already having a hard time finding candidates to fill existing positions. As companies’ tech needs grow and as competition for top talent heats up, we expect starting compensation to continue its climb for the most qualified tech professionals.”

The U.S. workforce is projected to grow by 1.2 percent in 2015; however, the seven IT occupations listed below are projected to grow at twice that rate, amounting to more than 70,000 new jobs. Each pays more than $20 in median hourly earnings, and four pay more than $40 per hour. Information security analysts – charged with protecting organizations’ computer networks – leads all projected growth figures at 4.3 percent.

Occupation

2014 Jobs

'14-'15 New Jobs

14-'15 % Change

Med. Hrly. Earnings

Information Security Analysts

81,686

3,497

4.3%

$42.98

Software Developers, Applications

684,614

20,866

3.0%

$44.66

Computer Systems Analysts

550,035

16,275

3.0%

$38.62

Web Developers

151,081

4,253

2.8%

$28.02

Computer & Information Research Scientists

26,596

705

2.7%

$50.61

Software Developers, Systems Software

395,235

10,190

2.6%

$48.66

Computer User Support Specialists

620,356

14,867

2.4%

$22.67


*Source: Economic Modeling Specialists, a CareerBuilder Company, 2014.3 Class of Worker dataset

About Sologig.com and CareerBuilder®

Sologig is an employment website that connects experienced IT and engineering professionals and matches them with relevant opportunities. Users can also post resumes, sign up for automatic job alerts, and take advantage of job search management tools.

CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract great talent. Its online career site, CareerBuilder.com®, is the largest in the United States with more than 24 million unique visitors and 1 million jobs. CareerBuilder works with the world’s top employers, providing everything from labor market intelligence to talent management software and other recruitment solutions. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI), Tribune Company and The McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI), CareerBuilder and its subsidiaries operate in the United States, Europe, South America, Canada and Asia. For more information, visit www.careerbuilder.com.

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