Always remember to accentuate these skills when you compose resumes and cover letters.
- Programming and Application Development
The Computerworld.com report said during the recession a few years ago, organizations fell behind on projects. Currently, they’re playing catch-up by adding staff members – most likely contributing to the more favorable employment picture (7.8% national unemployment in September 2012, compared to 10% in October 2009).
- Project Management
With IT projects growing more and more complex in the modern era of advanced technology, the demand for project managers is becoming very strong.
- Help Desk/Technical Support
As organizations pursue new initiatives and build new systems, existing customers may have to familiarize themselves with new technology. When that happens, organizations will hire more technical support staff to properly acclimate customers to the new service.
Cybersecurity is becoming a problem. Cybersecurity professionals are tasked with preventing cyberattacks. The demand for specialized security professionals is growing as data becomes more and more complex.
- Business Intelligence/Analytics
The Computerworld.com report noted the best business intelligence candidates (professionals who analyze big data) have technical know-how, business knowledge, and strong statistical and mathematical backgrounds.
Some technology organizations have various data centers to store their information. As these centers keep growing, organizations will need cloud computing experts to keep track of all of their information.
Virtualization refers to the creation of a virtual version (as opposed to a physical version) of an operating system, storage device, network resource or hardware platform. There will continue to be a need for IT professionals with experience in virtual environments.
Networking expertise involves managing a collection of computers interconnected by communication channels that allow sharing of resources and other information. The need for networking experts will continue to grow.
- Data Center
Professionals with data center management, storage and data backup experience have been on employer wish lists for years, and it’s expected to stay that way, according to the Computerworld.com report.