Another jobs report has confirmed a trend recently identified for information technology and data science – IT departments are slowing their growth, but there are plenty of opportunities for data analysts and IT security professionals.

That is the conclusion of the new study from Computer Economics “IT Spending and Staffing Benchmarks 2017/2018” – which finds that fewer than half (49 percent) of all companies are planning to increase IT headcount. This is an improvement over 2016 (46 percent) but a small drop from 2014 and 2015, when 52 percent and 50 percent of respondents, respectively, were adding to IT staff counts, the study notes.

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