There are currently hundreds to thousands of jobs available online for skilled IT individuals. While programming languages still remains one of the most important IT skills to date, mobile development is quickly moving to the top of the list.
Below is a list of the top IT skills in demand currently as well as next year:
Java Developers – Java is a technology widely used across large scale business, government, and many technology based organizations. Java developers are highly sought after at present with remuneration towards the upper scale of the development ledger. Java development skills are a specialist skills set enjoyed by developers and trusted by many organizations due to the robust and reliable nature of the Java programming language. The Java development skill set is a highly valued IT skills set in strong demand globally, with strong documentation, support and usage options.
PHP Developers – PHP is a favored language for developers and organizations alike due to the massive global support, continued development and number of quality frameworks which have adopted this language. PHP, a traditional open source language, is a more affordable IT skills set for many organizations to base their systems on due to the rapid development ability of the language, the affordable hosting costs, and widespread knowledge of the language across the Information Technology industry.
Mobile Developers – With mobile access to the web growing at an exponential rate, and the way in which we interact with the web being driven more and more toward mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets, mobile developers are becoming a highly sought after entity. With many organizations looking for both Android, iOS, HTML 5 and responsive developers to implement mobile based solutions, mobile developers are a premium resource at present with no sign of this set to die down. The mobile IT skills set is a broadening one with eCommerce integration skills, social networking API knowledge, and various device based knowledge becoming highly valued.
.NET Developers – Of all the Microsoft based languages, .NET has been the one to survive the onslaught of the Open Source era. Big business and Government in particular has a strong demand and confidence in the .NET skills set and is regularly seeking experienced .NET professionals. Because of the peace of mind, quality infrastructure and experience in the Information Technology industry a Microsoft based backing provides, .NET is a skills set which is sought after by IT departments across many nations.
IT Project Managers – Quality experienced IT Project Managers with a strong working knowledge of various IT skills sets are in high demand in today’s technology driven world. IT Project Managers who have a broad skills set and experience in delivering infrastructure on time and budget are valued commodities anywhere in the world right now. The IT Project Management skills set is one that requires constant up-keep of one’s skills, and organizations understand the value of a Project Manager who can mitigate risk, identify flaws in both technical elements of a project and business scoping of such projects.
Help Desk / Technical Support – Customer service through quality Help Desk and Technical Support has become one of the biggest issues for consumers in today’s digital marketplace. Consumers are becoming more and more tech-savvy and want their issues solved quickly without any fuss, and want to feel valued when using an online service. Organizations who have adopted quality technical support, help desk and customer service have become major winners in the tech space over the last few years.
Network Engineers – Network engineers with database, server, VOIP and cloud oriented skills are in strong demand in today’s online marketplaces. Qualifications; however of network engineers are vital to their success, with both a broad set of Microsoft, Red Hat and Cisco skills in particular tremendously sought after. With cloud based solutions and virtualization becoming more prominent and trusted by big business, quality network engineers will not have to look far for a high paying role as time goes on.
Search Engine Optimization Professionals – Qualitative web traffic is the name of the game for organizations with a solid web presence. Driving top search engine rankings across key terms relevant to organizational goals is a specialist skills set that takes time and a concerted effort across a number of fronts. On-page and off-page search engine marketing skills are highly valued in today’s business community due to the monetary and branding value of placing on the first page of search engines such as Google.
SharePoint Developers – Many organizations are using SharePoint for internal client sites, Intranet’s and data oriented portals. The demand for SharePoint developers in unison with the trust in Microsoft technologies is a potent mix in today’s market.
With the growth of businesses online, requirements for speedy web developers to be able to create cross browser solutions are now here.
What other tops skills has this list not addressed that you feel are in demand now and will continue to be in 2014?