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IT professionals positive about UK job market

IT professionals positive about UK job market
IT professionals are optimistic about their prospects in the job market, according to new research by leading job site,
Three quarters of IT workers believe they'll be offered the job they want within the next six months, with the same proportion predicting that a growth in technology will give the UK's job market a boost this year.
High application levels and competition for roles were seen by the 500 respondents as the biggest challenges for landing a new role, whilst more than three quarters said that holding the right professional qualifications would help in their quest for a new job.
Mark Rhodes, Head of Marketing at, comments:
"We've seen signs of a slow and steady recovery in almost all areas of the private sector since the start of the year and it seems IT professionals are especially positive."
"With companies gearing up for a return to growth, demand for IT staff is on the rise and, with it, a return to skills shortages across the sector."
The survey, carried out in March 2011, identified a number of areas where jobseekers are looking to gain qualifications. PRINCE2, Cisco networking certifications and Microsoft SQL were amongst the most sought after areas for personal development. currently features more than 110,000 jobs (, including 8,000 in IT, and offers more than 80 IT courses and learning opportunities.


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