Six types of technology skills will be most in demand in 2010. Heading the list is . . .
#1 Programming/Application Development
Specifically, companies will look for developers with the following skill sets:
- Web development
- open source
- portal technologies
Demand is growing for people who know specialized programming languages including the following:
- Ruby on Rails
Fewer jobs require these skills, but the number of openings has increased during the past 12 months according to a survey of more than 300 IT executives.
The remaining five skills most in demand in 2010 are as follows:
#2 Help Desk/Technical Support
#4 Project Management
#6 Business Intelligence
Details can be found at Computerworld's 6 Hottest Skills for 2010.
Getting Off The Island
If you currently find yourself unemployed, underemployed or otherwise feel lost on a desert island you can't seem to escape from, consider upgrading your skills.
No time travel machine can get you there. It requires discipline, focus and dedication.
Set a five month-goal to upgrade your programming and application development skills to include technologies mentioned above. If you do you will be in better position to shift your career in a new direction.
The journey concludes May 2010.
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