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    20 Hot IT Skills in Today’s Market

    As IT Business Edge’s Ann All wrote in January, playing off a General Motors slogan:

    “The IT jobs of the next decade and beyond won’t be your father’s IT jobs. Or for that matter, your existing IT jobs.”

    But, seeing some increase in IT hiring after last year’s economic crunch, Dice.com offers this insight into the jobs of today. Do your technology career goals match up with hiring demand? Click through to see some of the most in-demand skills and their growth on the site in the past year.
     

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    Click through to see the IT skills most in demand, according to Dice.com.

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    The number of open positions posted for these database skills grew 71 percent, from 643 last March 2 to 1,098 on March 1 this year.

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    This hot area grew by 70 percent from 718 jobs listed a year ago to 1,218 this March.

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    There were 1,561 positions listed on the site last March and that grew to 2,445 this year, an increase of 57 percent.

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    Demand for this programming language grew from 955 positions listed a year ago to 1,495, also a 57 percent increase.

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    Demand for SOA skills grew by 55 percent, from 1,688 positions to 2,614, from last March to the beginning of this month.

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    These database skills grew by 52 percent in job listings, from 803 positions posted last March to 1,219 this year.

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    Skills for managing this type of application server grew with a 50 percent increase in demand from 1,132 positions listed last March to 1,701 in March 2010.

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    Know this protocol? You’ll find 48 percent more jobs (1,585) listed this month compared with March a year ago (1,074).

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    Reflecting businesses’ ongoing difficulty in managing their data, these skills were reflected in 47 percent more listings. There were 1,408 last March and 2,076 this month.

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    Demand for skills with this Microsoft offering grew from 1,716 postings last March to 2,412 this month, an increase of 41 percent.

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    These database skills were sought in 2,035 listings this March, compared with 1,457 a year ago. That’s an increase of 40 percent.

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    These skills grew in demand by 39 percent in listings over the past year, from 1,165 postings last March to 1,619 this month.

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    Thirty-six percent more postings sought this programming language, with 3,633 postings last March growing to 4,950.

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    Demand for skills with this technology grew by 36 percent, from 1,154 postings a year ago to 1,568 this March.

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    These Web-design skills were in demand in 36 percent more postings, with 2,335 seeking them last March, growing to 3,165 positions on the site a year later.

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    This skill set grew by 35 percent, from 2,132 listings a year ago to 2,884 this March.

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    Thirty-four percent more companies were looking for process-improvement skills, with 851 listings in March 2009 growing to 1,144 this month.

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    Demand for this web development technique grew from 2,110 listings to 2,821 this March, a 34 percent increase.

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    This programming language grew in demand from 2,717 postings in March 2009 to 3,608 this March, up 33 percent.

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    Demand grew over the past year from 2,051 jobs last March to 2,722 on the site March 1. That’s up 33 percent.

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