Wi-Fi signals aren't the only thing getting stronger within the information technology realm. According to a new release, IT professionals may see not only an increase in the number of coworkers they have, but a substantial pay raise in 2014 as well.
The January Employment Situation report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that hiring within the tech industry was up, with industry, professional and technical services adding more than 20,000 positions last month. The BLS predicts that jobs will continue to grow as recent trends, such as the cultivation of 3-D technology and wearable devices, require more minds to create and perfect new items.
Additionally, Dice reported that unemployment in the IT sector is very low, standing at 3.5 percent. Shravan Gali, president of Dice, said in the Q4 Tech Employment Snapshot that people interested in working in IT were in luck, as employees are afforded more opportunities.
"This data just reinforces it's a better job market for developers and data professionals," Gali said in the snapshot. "Those tech professionals can write their own ticket and create the career they want."
Overall, the industry employs 1.7 million technology workers, according to the statistics on Dice.