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    Top 11 Highly Requested IT Skills

    In every job market there are aces. In tech, it’s highly sought-after skills. The “inside the numbers” tale of recruiting activity on Dice shows overall job postings have yet to achieve their all-time high, but some technology skills aren’t waiting – having reached new pinnacles to start October. Technology professionals with these skills and expertise are being sought like never before on Dice. It’s time to take advantage.

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    Click through for 11 highly sought-after tech skills, as identified by Dice.com.

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    Software development is beyond compare in today’s tech job market. Even if you are not an engineer – many hiring managers want candidates to have a thorough understanding of the software development life cycle. As of October 1, 2012, there were 14,616 job postings on Dice.

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    More development equals more QA or ensuring a project, product or service meets certain standards and satisfies requirements. As of October 1, 2012, there were 9,355 job postings on Dice.

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    The need for open source programming language skills that power a huge number of Web applications and technologies is evident in requests for Python and Ruby. Both have hit all-time highs in six of the 10 months in 2012. As of October 1, 2012, there were 3,775 job postings for Python on Dice.

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    As of October 1, 2012, there were 3,216 job postings for SOAP on Dice.

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    Want to go “outside the box?” Requests for virtualization know-how scaled its all-time high too. As of October 1, 2012, there were 2,691 virtualization-related job postings on Dice.

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    The need for open source programming language skills that power a huge number of Web applications and technologies is evident in requests for Python and Ruby. Both have hit all-time highs in six of the 10 months in 2012. As of October 1, 2012, there were 2,404 job postings for Ruby on Rails on Dice.

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    Mobile won’t be left behind with Android on the list, with job postings up 33 percent from a year ago. As of October 1, 2012, there were 2,204 Android-related job postings on Dice.

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    In the open source realm, JBoss is on the list with nearly 2,000 job postings on any given day, up 10 percent year/year.

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    Companies need tech pros to prevent data breaches by ensuring a safe, secure environment for customers and employees. As of October 1, 2012, there were 1,976 security-related job postings on Dice.

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    Microsoft nabs a couple of spots on the list, with MS Dynamics (1,581, up 10% year/year) and Windows 7. As of October 1, 2012, there were 1,581 job postings for MS Dynamics on Dice.

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    With Windows 8 just around the corner, it’s interesting that recruiting activity for the previous version is at an all-time high. As of October 1, 2012, there were 1,161 job postings for Windows 7 on Dice.

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