Survey shows tech firms more optimistic about hiring

“The technology industry was among the first to emerge from the economic downturn," Hackerman noted, predicting both 2010 and 2011 would see continued expansion in the tech sector.

The tech sector was also on pace with the broader survey in their fears of a double-dip recession, with 59 percent expressing concern. Technology executives, however, were more optimistic about their own firms' prospects with 63 percent expecting things to improve vs. 46 percent of all executives.

Tech executives were slightly more upbeat about the prospects for the U.S. economy as a whole, with more than 60 percent predicting it would recover by the end of 2011.