IT Management: Java, Python, Apex, Windows Top List of IT Skills in Demand This Year
Thinking about brushing up on your technology skills to remain competitive in the marketplace? While it's no secret that experience matters, in this challenging job market, it helps to look at which skills are bringing in the most dollars before deciding which technology to focus on. Even though salaries remained stagnant for the second year in a row, there were some areas that had growth, such as in programming languages Python and Perl, or for FibreChannel experts in storage. The survey also found that despite nearly half of the people holding technology certifications, they may not be as helpful as expected, as 51.9 percent of the respondents said the certifications haven't helped them find new jobs. The following gallery is a look at 12 of technology skills in storage, application development, operating systems, databases, and networking as well as the national averages for salaries using those skills. The data was provided by Dice.com based on an online survey of nearly 20,000 IT professionals from Aug. 13 to Nov. 15, 2010.