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I think the IT job market is looking pretty positive for 2012. There are positions looking to be filled in my company and a few others that I am aware of. The biggest problem that we have found is finding new hires with the background and skills needed to step in and be productive from day one, but I suppose that is the nature of any area of business to some degree. I read the same article at CIOinsight that jimlynch mentioned and it pretty much mirrors what I have heard from just talking to people I know at other companies; a lot are looking to hire, there is competition for qualified prospects, and salaries are inching up. I hope mine more than inches up (a few yards up would be nice), but I think we are in a fairly good job market, especially considering much of the wider economy over the past 4-5 years. Call me an optimist, but my guess is that things are going to continue to improve over the next year or two.