2Is Your IT Job Safe? – Networking Skills
As the IT department has become increasingly responsible for supporting a remote workforce through BlackBerrys, Treos and other smart phones, the need for networking skills has become non-negotiable.
“Networking skills had been No. 2 in previous hiring index results and recently took over top position-
3Is Your IT Job Safe? – Business-Facing Roles
Even in a recession, companies need to grow and keep their customers happy, said Jim Lanzalotto, vice president of strategy and marketing for Yoh Services, a talent and outsourcing company. Project roles related to customers and company growth are “less susceptible to recession angst,” he said.
“We’re projecting even higher IT requirements in meeting business priorities. We’re seeing much more effort around IT/business projects and less around operations.”
4Is Your IT Job Safe? – Quality Assurance Testing
5Is Your IT Job Safe? – IT Security Specialists
6Is Your IT Job Safe? – Consultants
7Is Your IT Job Safe? – Legacy Programmers
A recession could be just what it takes to get enterprises to expedite plans to move past systems that cost too much for what they are delivering.
“It is fairly clear to us that those that are the most vulnerable are involved in upgrading or maintaining assets that are beyond their period of depreciation, such as legacy systems.”
8Is Your IT Job Safe? – System Administrators
9Is Your IT Job Safe? – IT Managers
What will put any IT manager’s neck on the line is redundancies, as these are the first things companies cut when they have to scale back their spending.
“[Companies are] not going to have two or three individuals doing a job if they can avoid it. They’re going to want to reduce overlap and redundancy-