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.
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 - 7,039Databases
1. Oracle - 9,775
2. SQL - 8,104Programming Languages
1. C, C++, C# - 9,647
2. J2EE/Java - 9,796
Toni Bowers is the former 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.