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The 10 hottest IT jobs

Read what the 10 hottest IT jobs are, according to Baseline Magazine.

Through analysis of some recent employment studies and interviews with IT professionals and recruiters, Baseline Magazine determined the hottest IT positions today. Here is the list from Baseline Magazine:

1. Senior Level Java/J2EE and .NET Developers

"Most headhunters agree that finding lead developers with Java/J2EE or .NET proficiency and management experience can be a tall task in today's market."

2. Application Development Managers

"Dan Martineau of Martineau Recruiting Technology says that the need for application development managers nips closely at the heels of Java/J2EE opportunities at the top of search lists from clients."

3. Security Professionals

"A recent CompTIA survey found that among all IT skills, security has the biggest disparity between demand and supply of proficient workers."

4. Architects of All Stripes

All varieties of architects are in strong demand today, but there is a special need for those who can help organizations ramp up their burgeoning service-level architecture deployments.

5. Talented IT Managers

Businesses seek ideal candidates who not only have strong technical skills, but also proficiency in communication and business knowledge.

6. Business Technology Professionals

"The difference between business technology and information technology roles is that IT delivers a particular service-whether it's a shared service or an application or whatever," he says, "while business technology workers accomplish the hybrid goals that live between the business and IT. These are strategic roles that are all about aligning the business needs with IT."

7. Database Administrators and Managers

This year Robert Half expects the biggest salary bumps in this category to benefit data modelers (7 percent) and business intelligence analysts (6.6 percent).

8. Infrastructure Pros with Strong Backgrounds in Virtualization

"Virtualization is the biggest thing going on in the data center right now."

9. Web 2.0 Developers

"There's a lot of interest in the Web 2.0 type applications and development, so people who have some sort of ability in that arena certainly have a leg up."

10. Wireless Networking Experts

"Wireless IT skills are going to be critical in the not-too-distant future."

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.

9 comments
charles1nagler1
charles1nagler1

I think there is one topic which everyone has neglected to name. Try.... DR Management . It takes the number 1 spot in most of Europe. Without DR Management , all the rest does not matter. Spare a minute and just think about it!

metilley
metilley

If no one can understand these idiots, why bring them here from Bangladesh??? Leave them there to become camel jockeys. They're not good for too much else. Most are idiots and if they can't spend the time to learn the English language, don't spend the money to bring them here. Most of my associates will not waste time trying to communicate with them! There are PLENTY of Americans already here that would be more than happy to accept new positions if the training were provided to them. Now, if Bill Gates could only understand this concept, he would not have to bring these people into this country and spend thousands to train them, teach them to speak and understand English, teach them to drive, buy them new cars, provide them with accomodations, et cetera, et cetera. And don't tell me they work for pennies on the dollar because I have seen the figures and most of these monkeys are paid more than I am. It just doesn't seem very logical to me (or fair).

TtFH
TtFH

I suspect you'll find that this is a worldwide web page, not a USA web page. Oh no, those foreigners have taken over the world as well!

Kam Guerra
Kam Guerra

If the target audience can't understand you, then you're ineffective.

santeewelding
santeewelding

If the audience is the target, which is what the word "audience" used to mean, then does "target audience" mean "audience audience"? Or are you trying to be doubly effective?

nonopnonnnoono
nonopnonnnoono

Um. Web 2.0 doesn't, hasn't, and will never exist. The internet evolves continuously, which means there is no discrete versions therefore no "Web Two-Point-OH." Sorry to be such a troll, but I hate buzzwords, and "Web 2.0" more than any.

Kam Guerra
Kam Guerra

Oh Jesus, not this stuff again. Development work just doesn't pay. Yeah, companies need it, but more accurately they need someone who'll take $25hr-$30hr with 10+ years of experience. Better yet, show me one company that can prove what they advertise. This includes the article source, Robert Half Technology. The author should be embarrassed for quoting them.

jred
jred

No, we don't pay very good, so keep your job :) I always end up getting the "who do they need to talk to" or the "no one can understand the accent" calls. I get 7- 10 cold calls a week from shops overseas wanting to take over development for us, for pennies on the dollar. We don't outsource, but I can see where that keeps salaries down.