Watch for Opportunities in Security, SAP, E-Commerce and Web Development

A lethargic economy recovery in 2010 may limit salary and
career growth for some workers, but those who pursue jobs in hot technologies
stand the best chance of coming out on top.

IrisDana Gardner,
principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions
was recently
by David Foote
about his predictions for the upcoming year. A replay of the interview is
available via Podcast. The guts of

In the case of the services
industry in particular, a BLS segment called Management and Technical
Consulting Services has gained 11,600 jobs in the first 11 months of 2009,
including gains for the last five months.

So, let’s just say that, going into 2010, the services industry will absolutely
be looking for talent. There’s going to be probably a greater need for
consultants, and companies looking for help in a lot of the execution. That’s
because there are still a lot of hiring restrictions out there right now.
Companies simply cannot go to the market to find bodies, even if they wanted

Generally speaking, Dana, you’re not going to see much happening in hiring in 2010, except
maybe certain industries or niche skills, which I will talk to today. Security
is one. Enterprise
resource planning (ERP)
, particularly around SAP is another. We’re looking at
eCommerce, whole market basket of eCommerce jobs and skills, and web

And Foote’s complete list of hot technologies for 2010:

  • IT
  • Architecture
  • SAP
    and ERP
  • Web
  • E-commerce
  • Cloud
  • Virtualization
  • Open
  • IP
  • Social

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