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Annual IT job data from Dice

According to Dice, one IT job area that is growing is Business Process Management.

Dice will release its Annual Salary Survey on January 19, 2010. In the meantime, we got a sneak peak at some of the numbers and stats.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the job roles that continue to be strong in the corporate world have to do with business alignment and enabling business processes.

Business Process Management (BPM), a discipline that uses systems and software to help direct the entire business-process lifecycle, is where it's at.  According to the initial Dice report:

Gartner forecasts the market for BPM worldwide will grow to $5.2 billion by 2011, an 18 percent CAGR from 2008.

In a letter discussing the latest survey results, Tom Silver, Dice's Senior Vice President, North America, talks about the BPM software company Pegasystems. Silver said they had never heard of the company until they began noticing an expanding number of job openings on Dice requesting Pega experience. Silver says:

In fact, job postings are up 10 percent year-over-year for Pega-positions such as software developers, systems architects or business analysts. While small in number, it's one of the few skill-sets showing consistent growth even through the recession.

Other news

Based on number of jobs posted by tech skill on Dice as of January 4, 2010, here are the leaders:

Operating Systems

1. Windows - 7,908

2. Unix - 7,039

Databases

1. Oracle - 9,775

2. SQL - 8,104

Programming Languages

1. C, C++, C# - 9,647

2. J2EE/Java - 9,796

About

Toni Bowers is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and is the award-winning blogger of the Career Management blog. She has edited newsletters, books, and web sites pertaining to software, IT career, and IT management issues.

10 comments
noelynot
noelynot

I would be interested to find out the stats on new hires (i.e. recent graduates, people entering IT as a new career). For real growth, there needs to be plenty of entry level positions available as well as promotional opportunities.

dmvdv
dmvdv

With all due respect to Gartner, a prediction of big growth in BPM is self-serving as Gartner is, in essence, an IT BPM business.

rgburl09
rgburl09

Toni, Do you know if Dice is planning on publishing stats for other countries (ie. Canada)? Ron.

Tom-Tech
Tom-Tech

I'd be really interested in the job market data in Vancouver for 27 year old British ex-pats of above average intelligence and physical appearance :p

GhanshyamPega
GhanshyamPega

I am Pega Professional and delighted to hear about Pega tool. Keep Rocking Pega Systems.

itd_5
itd_5

Why only IT job data from Dice? why not from other sites as well?

The 'G-Man.'
The 'G-Man.'

Why only job data from the US, why not from other counrties as well?

Ed Woychowsky
Ed Woychowsky

Then we'd know that we really screwed-up when we declared independence. Come on, we need to keep up our delusions! ;-)

kinggoddard
kinggoddard

I am confused on the statistics for the java posting. If Java is second to C then why is the number larger?

noelynot
noelynot

I believe it is just in alphabetical order and not by rank.