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IT Exec Jobs Trend Up

Good news for technology executive wannabes: Openings for new CIO and IT-management jobs were up slightly in the third quarter, according to executive job search and recruiting network ExecuNet (Norwalk, Conn.).

ExecuNet's new job listings for CIOs were up 3 percent, while other IT management job listings grew 5 percent, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with the second quarter ended June 30. Financial services placed prominently in the trend, ranking third overall among industries, behind healthcare and the pharmaceutical industries. "On a quarter-to-quarter basis, we see financial services growing about 5 percent in the [high-level] positions being searched for, and the insurance segment is probably in the 8 percent range," says Mark Anderson, president of ExecuNet.

"These [job openings] don't just represent investment in human capital, they mean also hardware, systems, products" and other technology investments that had been put on the back burner over the last few years, ExecuNet founder and CEO David Opton says. He adds that smaller and midsize companies are among those in particular searching for new CIOs and other IT managers.

Anthony O'Donnell contributed to this article, which originally appeared in InformationWeek, a sibling publication of Insurance & Technology.

Marianne Kolbasuk McGee is a former editor for InformationWeek. View Full Bio

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