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Top 10 IT Skills In Demand 2013 and Beyond
Top 10 IT Skills In Demand 2013 and Beyond
Top 10 IT Skills In Demand 2013 and Beyond
Top 10 IT Skills In Demand 2013 and Beyond
Top 10 IT Skills In Demand 2013 and Beyond
Top 10 IT Skills In Demand 2013 and Beyond
Top 10 IT Skills In Demand 2013 and Beyond
Top 10 IT Skills In Demand 2013 and Beyond
Top 10 IT Skills In Demand 2013 and Beyond
Top 10 IT Skills In Demand 2013 and Beyond
Top 10 IT Skills In Demand 2013 and Beyond
Top 10 IT Skills In Demand 2013 and Beyond
Top 10 IT Skills In Demand 2013 and Beyond
Top 10 IT Skills In Demand 2013 and Beyond
Top 10 IT Skills In Demand 2013 and Beyond
Top 10 IT Skills In Demand 2013 and Beyond
Top 10 IT Skills In Demand 2013 and Beyond
Top 10 IT Skills In Demand 2013 and Beyond
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Top 10 IT Skills In Demand 2013 and Beyond

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Compare the most sought-after IT skills for 2013. View web version and extras at http://www.itcareerfinder.com/brain-food/blog/entry/top-ten-it-skills-in-demand-2013.html …

Compare the most sought-after IT skills for 2013. View web version and extras at http://www.itcareerfinder.com/brain-food/blog/entry/top-ten-it-skills-in-demand-2013.html

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    • 1. Top 10 IT Skills In Demand for 2013
    • 2. Summary A survey of IT hiring managers indicates the top 10 IT skills in demand for 2013.IT managers & executives reveal their 2013 hiring plans in Computerworlds annual IT Forecast. Of the 334 respondents to this year’s survey, over 33% plan to hire new IT personnel in 2013 – that’s up from 29% in last years Forecast,23% in 2010 and 20% in 2009.2013 promises to be an exciting time in the information technology job market, as the most demanded IT skill sets focus on the development, deployment & management of new technologies to grow the business! Sources: Computerworld 2013 IT Forecast • ITCareerFinder Top 10 IT Skills for 2013
    • 3. Methodology ITCareerFinder Analyzes the Computerworld Survey to Identify 2013’s Hottest Skills.Computerworld polled 334 IT managers and tech executives about their hiring plans for 2013 in their annual IT Forecast. The survey results offer valuable insight into the IT skills and job roles that will be in demand in 2013.Active IT practitioners and employment experts from ITCareerFinder.com organized the survey responses into this concise breakdown of the most in-demand IT skills, certifications & career paths for 2013 and beyond. Sources: Computerworld 2013 IT Forecast • ITCareerFinder Top 10 IT Skills for 2013
    • 4. #1 Programming and Application Development60% of the IT executives plan to hire programmers and software/appdevelopers through 2013. Businesses are playing catch-up on systemsand website upgrades that were put off during the recession, drivingrecord demand for skilled web developers, computer programmers andsoftware engineers to develop new and innovative solutions. Hot Programming Languages for 2013: Java | J2EE | .Net | PHP | Objective-C Sources: Computerworld 2013 IT Forecast • ITCareerFinder Top 10 IT Skills for 2013
    • 5. #2 IT Project Management 40% of the executives surveyed plan to hire project managers in 2013. A large number of technology upgrades, plus increased project complexity (due to the enhanced connectivity of modern applications) is feeding the demand for experienced project managers.Hot PM Skills for 2013: Systems Development | Business Analysis | PMP Certification Sources: Computerworld 2013 IT Forecast • ITCareerFinder Top 10 IT Skills for 2013
    • 6. #3 IT Help Desk and Technical Support 35% of the executives plan to hire help desk/IT support technicians in 2013. New systems deployments means more help desk techs will be needed to handle the increase in service calls. Demand for technical support jobs in 2013 will get an added boost as businesses upgrade to Windows 7 before the XP support cycle terminates in 2014.Hot IT Support Skills for 2013: Mobile Device Support | Windows 7 Deployment | Soft Skills Sources: Computerworld 2013 IT Forecast • ITCareerFinder Top 10 IT Skills for 2013
    • 7. #4 IT Security 27% of the IT managers plan to bring on new IT security specialists in 2013. Cyber attacks continue to increase in number, scope & complexity. Add this trend to the inherent risk of integrating new systems and its no surprise that computer security will remain a top concern for IT decision makers in 2013 and beyond.Hot Security Skills for 2013: Enterprise/Enclave Security | Securing Virtual/Cloud Environments Sources: Computerworld 2013 IT Forecast • ITCareerFinder Top 10 IT Skills for 2013
    • 8. #5 Business Intelligence 26% of respondents will hire BI specialists in 2013. Proliferation of cloud storage solutions means businesses have more data than ever before. Professionals with the combination of technical & business acumen to analyze and transform this data into actionable intelligence for smarter business decisions and increased performance will be in high demand.Hot BI Skills for 2013: Big Data Analytics | Math Skills | Technical + Business Acumen Sources: Computerworld 2013 IT Forecast • ITCareerFinder Top 10 IT Skills for 2013
    • 9. #6 Cloud and SaaS 25% of the IT managers surveyed plan to hire cloud computing and SaaS (software as a service) specialists through 2013. As businesses continue to establish and expand cloud-based solutions for increased productivity and reduced operating expenses, they will pursue new talent in this fast-growing IT domain.Hot Cloud Skills for 2013: Cloud Architecture | SaaS Agreement Negotiation | Cloud Security Sources: Computerworld 2013 IT Forecast • ITCareerFinder Top 10 IT Skills for 2013
    • 10. #7 Virtualization 24% of the IT executives will hire desktop and server virtualization specialists in 2013. Improved technology ROI (return on investment), better efficiency and easy availability of IT resources make virtualization a critical part of modern IT strategies.In-Demand Skills for 2013: Virtualization Administration | Virtual Security | VCP5 Certification Sources: Computerworld 2013 IT Forecast • ITCareerFinder Top 10 IT Skills for 2013
    • 11. #8 Computer Networking 19% of the hiring managers plan to hire IT pros with networking skills in 2013. Regardless of external economic and social conditions, there will always be demand for skilled and experienced network administrators, managers and engineers, leading many employment experts to dub network administration a “recession-proof” career.In-Demand Skills: Cisco Networking | VOIP Admin | Standard to Virtual Network Conversion Sources: Computerworld 2013 IT Forecast • ITCareerFinder Top 10 IT Skills for 2013
    • 12. #9 Mobile Applications / Device Management 19% of IT managers will take on mobile computing specialists in 2013. Rapid technological advancements in the capabilities of mobile devices has led to increased use by businesses and consumers. Organizations are seeking talented IT professionals and developers who can handle the demands born from the proliferation of smartphones and tablets.Hot Mobile Skills for 2013: Mobile App Development | Device Management | Mobile Security Sources: Computerworld 2013 IT Forecast • ITCareerFinder Top 10 IT Skills for 2013
    • 13. #10 Data Center 16% of the IT executives plan to bring on personnel with data center skills through 2013. Numerous, respected IT organizations and staffing companies, including CompTIA and Robert Half Technology, report a substantial skills gap in data center employment - meaning there are many more job openings than qualified professionals to fill them.Hot Data Center Skills: Database Management | Data Center Ops | Systems Integration Sources: Computerworld 2013 IT Forecast • ITCareerFinder Top 10 IT Skills for 2013
    • 14. #11 Soft Skills Soft skills werent part of Computerworld’s IT forecast, however they are critical for IT pros seeking serious career advancement and upward mobility. While IT employs some of the brightest individuals – IMHO – there is a shortage of IT professionals and developers with the business acumen and communication skills to drive smooth interdepartmental collaboration, and rise up to the highest levels of the organization.Hot Soft Skills for 2013: Oral & Written Communication | Intra-Office Collaboration Team Leadership | Communicating Technical Topics to Non-Technical Employees Sources: Computerworld 2013 IT Forecast • ITCareerFinder Top 10 IT Skills for 2013
    • 15. Source Materials Resources used in the creation of this report. Top 10 IT Skills in Demand for 2013 (Q4 2012) 2013 Computerworld IT Forecast (Q3 2012) U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook (Published March of 2012)
    • 16. About the Author Subject Matter Expert at ITCareerFinder Daniel Greenspan is a technical training consultant & sought- after keynote speaker working and playing in New York City. He is a self-driven entrepreneur and the founder & CEO of Informed Decisions Inc. "Working closely with students, trainers and technology executives since 2005 gives me a unique perspective into the IT job market, and the skills & credentials IT pros need to succeed. I am honored to share my experiences to help IT professionals advance their careers."
    • 17. Trending Blogs & Resources Popular Articles and Resources for Career-Minded IT Professionals Top 10 Computer Careers for the Future Top 1o IT Skills In Demand for 2013 Save up to 70% on Self-Paced IT Courses Free IT White Papers and Resources Top 9 IT Skills In Demand for 2012 Mobile Application Developer Career Path Database Administration Training Cisco Career Certifications
    • 18. About ITCareerFinder Jump Start your IT Career!ITCareerFinder is a world-class web portal designed to help new and established IT professionals advance their careers. Our IT subject matter experts deliver current, unbiased blogs, articles and interactive tools to guide you through every stage of your IT career - from IT career track and certification research, to building a learning plan and choosing an education provider, through IT job search and career advancement strategy.In partnership with CareerBuilder.com.

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