Demand for IT workers is growing in Europe, too

Last month I blogged about the fact that IT employment was surging in the U.S. during 2005 and more of the same was expected in 2006. It looks like Europe is experiencing a similar upsurge, according to a new Eurocom Worldwide report that surveyed nearly 300 executives in 20 European countries and was published in The Register. The Eurocom report found that almost two-thirds of tech companies in Europe plan to increase their staff in the next 12 months while only eight percent are planning staff reductions.

A few other interesting items from the report:

  • A third of the companies said that it was getting harder to recruit tech workers (because of growing demand)
  • Software engineers and project managers are most in demand
  • Like the U.S., Europe is aso seeing tech manufacturing jobs migrate to Asia

By Jason Hiner

Jason Hiner is Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.