Programmers, webmasters, systems analysts and other information technology workers managed to weather the recession pretty much unscathed.
"We live in an age when our dependence on technology is only increasing and firms are consistently trying to increase their technological presence in order to match this demand," said Bardaro.
Unemployment among IT workers has stayed consistently low and now stands at under 4%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Companies have to compete to hire the best talent and that has sent wages about 10% higher than they were in early 2007 -- one of highest gains for any group over that period, according to PayScale.
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