6Business Performance Management
9Microsoft Exchange Server 2003/2007/2010
Microsoft may have lost a little steam to Web applications, but its dominance in office applications and underlying infrastructure keep it a mainstay of things getting done and communicated at work. Having a recession doesn’t hurt MS systems either, as companies are more willing to stick with investments already in place and working.
10Microsoft Sharepoint Server
11Mobile Operating Systems (Apple, MS, Android)
It may be lesser known on Wall Street than Oracle and SAP, but Progress Software is an enterprise software player with an install base of more than 60,000 in 140 countries. Its longevity in vertical applications and adaption in XML Web services markets keep its technology a strong skill set for enterprise architects, software developers and middleware consultants.
17Routing (OSPF, RIP, IGRP)
Networking skills connecting large enterprises to the Internet backbone smartly and securely are fundamentally grounded in routing. Whether it be Ciscos proprietary routing technology in IGRP or other routing practices, networking skills continue to have a large presence in almost every in-demand IT career list you will find.
SAP skills do not go away or lose much in pay value. There were 12 SAP-specific job titles on this list and included the following: SAP Basis Components, SAP CFM (Corporate Finance Management), SAP CS (Customer Service), SAP EHS (Environmental Management), SAP LES (Logistics Execution System), SAP PS (Project Systems), SAP PY (Payroll), SAP Retail, SAP SD (Sales & Distribution), SAP Security, SAP SEM (Strategic Enterprise Management), SAP Web Application Server.
The battle for complete dominance in the enterprise software space between Oracle and SAP is a constant. Deep enterprise investments in technologies from Oracles Siebel, SAP or Progress make software development, systems integration expertise and long-term maintenance know-how skills for the long haul.
20Six Sigma/Lean Six Sigma
22Tcl (Tool Command Language)
IBM built its business on hardware, but has grown its business with the Web and professional services. As a Wall Street darling and a gigantic install base, the breadth of WebSphere products is impressive and lasting. Many companies will go with IBM products somewhere in their infrastructure, and experience with IBM is a requirement.