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(PRWEB) April 28, 2004


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Is Creating More Advanced, Higher-Paying Tech Jobs

ATLANTA (April 23, 2004) –, the leading IT employment Web site for Information Technology professionals and those who employ them, today released key findings from an internal study showing that the current economic recovery is creating higher-paying tech jobs, that require more advanced skill-sets, faster than other jobs on its Web site.

The study was conducted internally by to help determine the quality of IT professionals in its database versus jobs being posted on its Web site. It consists of data from job postings, active resumes, user registrations and overall traffic patterns spanning 36 months.

Tech Catches Up To Traditional Hiring Practices

As the Bureau of Labor Statistics and organizations such as the Employment Policy Foundation continue to provide solid proof that employment, as well as the overall economy, is improving rapidly, data also shows that the demand for IT professionals to be qualified and experienced in multiple disciplines versus the salaries being offered are much different than years prior.

“A detailed analysis of our site data found that that a majority of jobs on our site now require an average of three to five years of hands-on experience in multiple skill-sets – far different than the late-nineties when a fairly inexperienced development person was being offered $ 70,000,” says Jack Williams, COO of “When technologies were moving at warp speed a few years ago, having a track record of experience just wasn’t that critical as long as you had technical aptitude. It appears that IT has finally caught up to traditional hiring methodologies where more money now requires much more experience, including business acumen.”

Leading the way for high-paying tech jobs now requiring more experience include: Network Security professionals, SQL Database Systems experts and Project Managers specializing in Security – all offering an average of $ 70,000 to $ 80,000 per year for three to five years of qualified experience. And many of the job descriptions, specifically for Project Managers, also require some form of business, financial or management experience.

A Careful Process

The study conducted by also showed that companies are spending more time and energy filling certain roles than ever before and are offering incentives to find the right people. The average Network Security professional on is being offered upwards of $ 90,000 per year, but the job ads remain on the site longer than average despite having a greater response rate than many other jobs.

“We’re still seeing individual jobs being posted for less time than in the old days and, to us, that means companies are filling positions fairly quickly,” explains Williams. “But compared to years prior, certain types of jobs remain on the site longer than others, have much more detailed job descriptions and have a much greater response rate. This tells us that companies are taking their time to find the right person for the job and people are very interested in these positions.”

Examples of some of the jobs Williams refers to include: Network Security and Infrastructure experts at mid-sized and large companies, Database Systems Design and Administration professionals, Project Managers involved in Risk Management and major system or application roll-outs and ERP experts involved with the integration of various internal systems at larger companies.

Williams concludes, “The economy is recovering quickly – there’s no question about it. And companies are looking to invest in the right people for a longer period of time than ever before. Now is the time for IT professionals to update their resumes, acquire more knowledge in different skill-sets related to their career and realize that both technical and business experience is critical in today’s IT role.”


Founded in 1995 by and for information technology professionals, is the Internet's leading IT employment Web site with over 600,000 unique monthly visitors and 1.3 million registered users. Employers are rewarded with access to over 450,000 pre-screened resumes from experienced IT professionals, including many of the best and brightest IT talent in the industry. is a privately held Atlanta-based corporation, with investments from Internet Capital Group (NASDAQ: ICGE) and Mellon Ventures.


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