IT Management: Java, .NET, Project Management Among Employers` Most-Searched Terms

By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2011-07-15 Print this article Print
Java or Java Developer or J2EE

Java or Java Developer or J2EE

This one seems fairly straightforward. Java remains one of the most influential programming languages, more than 15 years after James Gosling developed it.??í
HR professionals and recruiters use—which bills itself as "the career hub for tech—in order to seek out qualified IT professionals for various positions. Many employers search the Website's resume database before actually posting their job positions, which in turn offers insights into which skills and qualifications are currently most-desired, as well as other neat bits of information like which metro areas are seeing the highest number of job postings. (It's New York/New Jersey, followed by Washington, D.C./Baltimore and Silicon Valley.) Geography is interesting, but most job hunters might be more interested in the phrases or terms that pop up most often in prospective employers' searches of the database. It turns out there are precious few surprises: Tech employers are looking for developers skilled in the most popular platforms, as well as analysts and managers who can help guide businesses. What does this mean for your own skill set? If you're a developer well-versed in the fundamentals (such as Java), then someone could be hunting for you right now. And if you have the ability to analyze a business, manage a project and make sure that a company's product is up to standards... well, there's probably a job out there for you, too. The following list features (in descending order) the most popular job- or task-related phrases submitted by employers to
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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