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10 Skills You'll Need Now to Get a Job in IT

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Businesses are growing, company data fills cloud networks, and technology is expanding in every industry. Only one-third of all upcoming IT jobs will be filled. Following is a list of IT skills in high demand.

1. Application Development

The programing unemployment rate is 1.8%, as reported by US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Front-end developers are sought as organizations transition from third-party programming providers to in-house development.

2. Project Management

Successful IT projects require gathering requirements, setting priorities, talking with developers, and testing. Demand is growing based on the need for strategic long-term technology plans.

3. Database Administration

According to Gartner, 4.4 million jobs will be created by 2015. Professionals trained in maintaining servers to perform tasks including data manipulation, storage, and archiving are in demand.

4. Security Infrastructure

Analytics are used to search for abnormal data flows. Accounting for 10 percent of all IT job postings, Burning Glass Technologies projects job postings in this field have increased by 74% since 2007.

5. Technical Support

Organizations are bringing the help desk back in-house. Use of complex technologies, mobile devices, and company-provided Web services is increasing. Understanding what the company is doing supports the case for returning this capability close.

6. Networking

Consistent demand has led employment experts to dub this a "recession-proof career." Responsibilities include installing, supporting and managing the network, intranet and intranet connectivity of an organization.

7. Mobile Applications

This is high on IT priority lists as organizations strive for consistent end-user experience. In 2016, more than 1.6 billion smart mobile devices will be purchased globally. Forty percent of the workforce will be mobile.

8. Business Intelligence

Organizations gain a competitive edge through the transformation of data volumes into actionable insights, thus being proactive and having useful data for business decisions. Big Data is predicted to grow on a global basis by more than 40 times over by 2020.

9. Interpersonal

The ability to collaborate and communicate with business users is key. IT staff is required to translate systems' capabilities into end-user terminology. End-users require support to understand technologies and how to use them.

10. Virtualization

Cloud use is projected to grow 17.4% annually, according to Gartner. Virtualization allows businesses to reduce cost, improve agility and increase efficiency. Development operation skill sets are critical in deploying servers and software.

Employment numbers in the tech market are improving and government data confirms that candidates with the above-listed skills are in demand for IT jobs. As information technology expands across all industries, qualified individuals will be needed to fill the positions opening every day.

Informational Credit to Virtual Technology

10 Skills You'll Need Now to Get a Job in IT - Image 1

Businesses are growing, company data fills cloud networks, and technology is expanding in every industry. Only one-third of all upcoming IT jobs will be filled. Following is a list of IT skills in high demand.

1. Application Development

The programing unemployment rate is 1.8%, as reported by US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Front-end developers are sought as organizations transition from third-party programming providers to in-house development.

2. Project Management

Successful IT projects require gathering requirements, setting priorities, talking with developers, and testing. Demand is growing based on the need for strategic long-term technology plans.

3. Database Administration

According to Gartner, 4.4 million jobs will be created by 2015. Professionals trained in maintaining servers to perform tasks including data manipulation, storage, and archiving are in demand.

4. Security Infrastructure

Analytics are used to search for abnormal data flows. Accounting for 10 percent of all IT job postings, Burning Glass Technologies projects job postings in this field have increased by 74% since 2007.

5. Technical Support

Organizations are bringing the help desk back in-house. Use of complex technologies, mobile devices, and company-provided Web services is increasing. Understanding what the company is doing supports the case for returning this capability close.

6. Networking

Consistent demand has led employment experts to dub this a "recession-proof career." Responsibilities include installing, supporting and managing the network, intranet and intranet connectivity of an organization.

7. Mobile Applications

This is high on IT priority lists as organizations strive for consistent end-user experience. In 2016, more than 1.6 billion smart mobile devices will be purchased globally. Forty percent of the workforce will be mobile.

8. Business Intelligence

Organizations gain a competitive edge through the transformation of data volumes into actionable insights, thus being proactive and having useful data for business decisions. Big Data is predicted to grow on a global basis by more than 40 times over by 2020.

9. Interpersonal

The ability to collaborate and communicate with business users is key. IT staff is required to translate systems' capabilities into end-user terminology. End-users require support to understand technologies and how to use them.

10. Virtualization

Cloud use is projected to grow 17.4% annually, according to Gartner. Virtualization allows businesses to reduce cost, improve agility and increase efficiency. Development operation skill sets are critical in deploying servers and software.

Employment numbers in the tech market are improving and government data confirms that candidates with the above-listed skills are in demand for IT jobs. As information technology expands across all industries, qualified individuals will be needed to fill the positions opening every day.

Informational Credit to Virtual Technology

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