IT Management: 10 Hot Tech Skills, Qualifications in Demand Right Now
Looking for work in technology? The following is a countdown of the 10 hottest technology skills in demand in the summer of 2010 according to monthly tracking by job board Dice. These skills are dominated by programming and software development, with over 14,000 job openings in one single area: Java/J2EE. If you can code, you can get work right now, even if a good chunk of it is contract and project-based. "Not only is demand strong for these professionals, but these positions as a group pay on average $10,000 more than the average national paycheck for tech professionals," Dice exec Tom Silver said in the Dice Report for July. "And confirming their coveted in-demand status, these IT pros are receiving double the pay raise this year, as compared to technology professionals as a whole." In this eWEEK slide show, the top 10 hottest technology skills and qualifications are given in order from least to most in demand.