IT market skills


Over the last years, the IT domain has known a rapidly development. The new technologies require new skills and new specializations appear on a daily basis. Thus the IT professionals need to be updated with the new innovations if they want to be competitive on this highly demanding niche, but also very well paid.

 

The most in vogue subjects nowadays are about the cloud, big data management, security threats and the continuing development of programs and software, especially in the mobile section.

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The interest in these areas can be seen as follows in a top 10 comparison between the 2013 and 2014:

 

2013

2014

Description for 2014 skills

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Programming and Application Development

Programming and Application Development

More organizations are planning to make the transition from third-party programming providers to in-house development, so the demand for front-end developers and user experience engineers will continue to grow.

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2 Project Management Help Desk and Technical Support After a period of third-party support, the companies are starting to bring the help desk back in-house, as a response to the huge increase of mobile devices, along with company-provided web services. With the complexity of those functions, it’s crucial that the technical support staff has a strong understanding of just what the company is doing and a very good knowledge of the technology used.

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3 Help Desk/Technical Support Networking The networking skills are in the top three of the most demand. Network managers and administrators fill the senior positions above help desk and technical support staff. The requirement for expanding wireless connectivity is the most likely reason for the jump in demand for networking professionals.

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Security

Mobile Applications and Device Management

The use of smartphones, tablets, and similar devices is growing in all areas of both business and consumer arenas and this is driving a strong demand for specialists and experts with mobile app development and developing websites skills.

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5 Business Intelligence/Analytics Project Management For a successful project the project manager must gather diverse business and end-user requirements, set priorities, be able to talk with developers about the technologies involved and follow through to make sure the processes are completed in a timely manner and tested thoroughly before they are rolled out.

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6 Cloud/SaaS Database Administration Organizations have been gathering huge amounts of information from websites, social media, and third-party arrangements. Now they want to be able to use that data to make better decisions on products, services, and their customers. A database administrator will build a logical data map of organizational systems, gather all the relevant pieces of data from multiple sources, compile analysis of that data, and provide a detailed report of the findings.

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7 Virtualization Security Responding to highly publicized and very costly attacks, malware and personal data theft companies across all categories are looking for security experts who can help them protect their valuable intellectual property. Like other skills on this year’s list, the recent media attention on security failures has driven organizations to bring these skills in-house for better management and control.

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8 Networking Business Intelligence/Analytics Big data is predicted to grow more than 40 times by 2020 to over 35 zettabytes (a zettabyte is a billion terabytes) and it needs to be analyzed and secured. Security implementations are using analytics to search for data flows that are abnormal for the network and, therefore, suspect. Using these skills to transform heavy volumes of geospatial and consumer preference data into actionable insights on a timely basis will help organizations be more proactive and their data more useful in business decisions.

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9 Mobile Applications and Device Management Cloud With interest in and demand for cloud computing growing more than 30 percent in the past year, there will be a strong focus on moving IT systems and services to the cloud. That will probably increase over the next year and drive the demand for cloud-experienced networking professionals.

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10 Data Center Interpersonal The two key skills are the abilities to collaborate and communicate with business users. That requires an IT staff that is able to translate systems’ capabilities into terms an end user can apply to their work. One of the most important communication skills is the ability to speak using the terms familiar to the various business domains, such as sales, marketing, finance, and manufacturing. These skills are essential to empower end users to know how IT can help them be more efficient.

 

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Programs and software languages in top in the last years:

 

Ajax
C / C++
Hadoop
JavaScript
Microsoft (C#, ASP.NET)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby On Rails
SOAP
VMware
Web – (HTML, XHTML XML), Cascading Style Sheet (CSS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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