Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Women Narrowing Gap in IT Jobs

Women in information technology jobs are earning roughly the same salaries as their male counterparts, provided they share equal levels of experience and education and parallel job titles, a recent report found. Now, a new report shows the number of women in IT jobs is also on the rise.’s Tech Trends for the first quarter of 2013 indicates that while women still only make up 31% of the IT workforce, this year has marked some notable job growth for women in the field. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, 46% of new tech positions have been awarded to women since the start of 2013.
Meanwhile, the unemployment rate for all tech professionals was 3.5% in the first quarter, compared to 7.7% for the overall U.S. workforce. The last time unemployment for IT professionals was above the national average was the first quarter of 2004, Dice noted.
Technology consulting continues to dominate the job growth in IT, with more than 17,000 new positions added since the start of 2013. But other...

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