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Graduates in IT sector are 'happy'

Published: Friday, 24 April 2009   Category: Science, IT and Engineering

A new report suggests that those with graduate IT jobs, along with other workers in the sector, are content with their chosen profession.

Over two-thirds of the respondents to the survey, carried out by the IT Job Board, said that they were happy with their job, while the remaining 29 per cent were split in wanting to move to the software and IT sector (49 per cent) and getting an IT job in the public sector (30 per cent).

Looking at which sectors may prove to be successful in the coming years, 44 per cent of people suggested software and IT, while 32 per cent believed the public sector will provide jobs.

Alex Farrell, managing director of the IT Job Board, said: "It is positive to see that the majority of IT professionals are content with their chosen industries."

She added: "Recent commentary has alerted to the fact that while the private sector is experiencing a real decline, the public sector is seeing growth."

An expert at Queen's University in Belfast recently said that the technology sector has a shortage of well-qualified workers and that graduate IT job providers are still recruiting.

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