The above linked Computerworld article summarizes statistics that indicate that pay is once again rising for information technology (IT) workers. Moreover, pay is rising faster for those without certification (as opposed to those who are certified -- passed a standardized set of requirements, typically tests). The article interprets this as pointing to businesses starting to place greater value on experience, but it's not clear to me if that is merely the study's author's interpretation or if there is actual data to support it. An alternative explanation would be that the pendulum is once again swinging back in favor of core CS academic exposure -- fundamentals that are applicable to a wide range of problems -- over narrow, skills-specific training (not that experience isn't always something valued).
Either way, this suggests that the cyclical nature of engineering employment is once again expressing itself, and we should start seeing student interest (and enrollment) perk up again. One word of caution to prospective students: making a decent, secure living is important, but if you have a choice, choose a field that you can feel passionate about.