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Top Tech Skills for 2015

Author: Pete Langlois/Wednesday, February 04, 2015/Categories: SNI Companies, SNI Technology

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IT professionals continue to enjoy a low unemployment rate of around 3%, and often have their pick of positions when looking for work. That’s not news. But, what is news is that during the last 24 months the market has experienced shifts in the specific IT roles and skills that are in demand. Organizations of all sizes are branching beyond the people and systems needed to operate effectively, and are now looking toward growth and expansion. This means new and expanded roles for technology pros in the coming year.

Computerworld’s recently released IT Forecast report summarizes the IT jobs executives are looking to fill in 2015. The Forecast, which is based on a survey of almost 200 executives, shows that programmers and developers will be in high demand. However, it also shows that positions like project management and analytics are increasing in popularity. The following are the top 10 roles in demand for 2015 and the specific skills employers’ desire:

  1. Programming & Application Development
    Hot Coding Skills: Java | Java EE (Enterprise Edition) | JavaFX | .NET | C | Objective-C | UI/UX Design
  2. Project Management
    Hot Project Management Skills: Agile | Waterfall | Software Development Project Mgmt. | PMP Certification
  3. Technical Support
    Hot Skills in IT Support: Mobile Device Management | Windows Desktop Support | Linux Administration | Effective Communication | Time Management | Customer Support
  4. Information Security
    Hot Security Skills: Wireless Network Security | Ethical Hacking | Risk Assessment | Cloud Security
  5. Web Development
    Hot Web Development Skills: Responsive Web Design | HTML | CSS | JavaScript| PHP
  6. Database Administration
    Hot DBA Skills: Oracle | Microsoft SQL Server | IBM DB2 | MySQL | PostgreSQL
  7. Business Intelligence
    Hot BI Skills: SQL Development | IBM Cognos | Tableau | Oracle BI | SAS BI | SAP Business Objects | Soft Skills in Presentation, Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving
  8. Mobile Development & Device Management
    Hot Skills in Mobile: iOS App Development | Android App Development | BYOD Support | Mobile Security
  9. Networking
    Hot Networking Skills: Wireless Network Design & Administration | WiFi | LTE | RFID | Network Security
  10. Big Data
    Hot Skills in Big Data: Hadoop | MapReduce | NoSQL | Data Visualization Development | Statistical Analysis

This year will be another great year to be in IT.

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Pete Langlois
Pete Langlois

Pete Langlois

Pete Langlois is the Chief Sales Officer at GEE Group. His blog leverages his decades of experience in hiring, training and retaining top talent and covers trends and issues of interest to employers and job candidates alike.

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