Demand for high-tech workers rises
MIT: The largest jump in demand is for software engineers.Manpower Israel Ltd. subsidiary Manpower Information Technologies (MIT) reports a 2.3% rise in demand for high-tech workers in October, compared with September. Demand is unchanged compared with October 2006.
MIT CEO Erez Banovich says that October was the third consecutive month of rising demand, albeit moderate demand, for high-tech workers. "Most of the growth was for professionals, especially software engineers and programmers, which was somewhat higher last month."
Nevertheless, demand in January-October was 6.6% less than during the corresponding period of 2006.
Demand for software engineers was 18.4% higher in October than in September, demand for programmers rose 10.2%, demand for managers rose 6.8%, and demand for project managers and team leaders rose 2.4%. On the other hand, demand for network managers and support staff was 17% lower in October than in September.
Industry sources said that demand was particularly strong for JAVA engineers, especially for graduates from the Technion Israeli Institute of Technology and Ben Gurion University of the Negev, who are very hard to find.
According to the pay scales published on online placement site Job Info, C++ engineers with 3-5 years experience earn a monthly gross salary of NIS 21,000-24,000.
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