Well, these stats come from the United States, but are interesting nonetheless: career Web site Jobfox released its “Top 25 Most Recession-Proof U.S. Job Candidates: October 2008” report last week, and a few IT positions made the cut.

Software design and development came in as the fifth most recession-proof gig.

Networking and system administration (#7), technology executive (#16) and, a new list entry, IT security, (#20) were also included in the list.

Database administration, online advertising, and business analysis (software implementation) fell off the list.

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