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Global IT industry reaches $3.8 trillion mark

The global IT industry is estimated to be $3.8 trillion annually, of which $1 trillion is generated in the United States only where IT employs more than 5 million people, according to a study by IT advocacy group, CompTIA, giving highlights of the study, CIOL report said.

 

The global IT industry is estimated to be $3.8 trillion annually, of which $1 trillion is generated in the United States only where IT employs more than 5 million people, according to a study by IT advocacy group, CompTIA, giving highlights of the study, CIOL report said.

 

CompTIA conducted its analysis based on research from a survey of 673 respondents along with data from IDC, EMSI, Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insights, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, and others. For CIOs and other IT professionals, this data could prove useful in understanding the trends to formulate better strategies, identify job opportunities, understand areas of growth, and sidestep the impact of industry weakness.

 

The study also mentions top seven IT growth roles in 2015:
Cybersecurity Analysts
Web Developers
Software Developers, Applications
Software Developers, Systems Software
Systems Analysts
IT Support Specialists
IT Managers / Directors / CIOs

Further according to the report the IT jobs expected to gain most traction through 2016 include Chief analytics/data officer, Data scientist, Dataviz/Data visualizers, Social media analyst, Augmented reality designer, Content manager/strategist, Marketing technologist, Container developers and architects, Cloud systems engineer, Internet of things architect, Information Assurance Analyst, Computer security incident responder, Agile project manager and Responsive web designer.

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