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Dice reports that the top three IT jobs skills from the biggest numbers of open positions posted on its site are security (including cyber security and information security), JIRA, and Puppet skills. Recruiting experts say the most sought-after candidates this year will be for positions such as security architect and security engineer because of mobile and cloud computing and multiple devices with multiple endpoints.
Dice president Shravan Goli explains that the many high profile security breaches in recent years are fueling the demand for security skills in IT hiring. However, Java development skills, web development and open source skills, and Hadoop experience are also on most IT hiring managers’ radar, as are skills in “SMAC” technologies – social, mobile, analytics, and cloud tech.
Here are the IT skills Dice reports are showing up in the biggest numbers on its site this year:
- Cyber Security
- Information Security
- JIRA (Project Management, Agile, DevOps)
- NoSQL (Bid Data, Web Application Development, especially MongoDB)
- Android Development
- iOS Development
- Puppet (Automation & Configuration Management, DevOps, Cloud)
- Hadoop (Big Data)
- Python (Software Development, Big Data)
- Java (Software Development, Cloud, Mobile)
- Data Analysis (Big Data, Analytics)
- Teradata (Big Data, Analytics)
- Open Source (Software Development, Big Data, Cloud)
- UX/UI Design (Software Development, Mobile)
- .NET(Software Development)
- Virtualization Engineering (Virtualization, Cloud)
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Trending IT Jobs
Although the current majority of in-demand jobs are security roles, CIO staff writer Sharon Florentine recommends a forward-looking workforce plan that is developed collaboratively with executives & IT teams for the best results to fill the following hot jobs.
Top Areas for IT Hiring
IT hiring is hot across all industries and regions, but there are certain areas where it is white hot. Some of the fastest growing cities for IT jobs are in Raleigh, N.C.; Hartford, Conn.; and Denver, Colo. According to tech jobs site Dice, of metro areas with at least 500 jobs listed on their site, five regions saw the greatest job-growth increases:
Dice reports that three out of four hiring managers plan to hire for IT positions this year. The key drivers for tech hiring include advances in mobile, social, big data, cloud, and security-related services that businesses need to stay secure and competitive.