Promising Demand for These Professionals in 2010

After a prolonged recession, industry reporters and analysts are once again writing about the skills that will be in demand as companies make new investments in technology. This latest list of hot jobs was compiled by Denise Dubie for Computerworld, who says they could gain traction as new technologies demands evolving skills.  

Her list:

1. Security specialist/ethical hacker
2. Virtual systems manager
3. Capacity manager
4. Network engineer
5. Open-source specialist
6. Service assurance manager
7. Electronic health records systems manager
8. Sourcing specialist
9. Service catalog manager
10. Business process engineer

While some may not be surprising – we’ve seen a lot of calls for security specialists lately – others are intriguing. Dubie says capacity managers will be needed as more companies realize the importance of planning ahead for their resources and sourcing specialists will be called on to manage software licenses, contracts and consultants.

And though some require hard-core technical skills, sourcing specialists and service catalogue managers require blended skill sets as job growth increasingly occurs in service-oriented positions.

Leslie Stevens-Huffman

3 Responses to “Promising Demand for These Professionals in 2010”

  1. Garth R. Harding

    I am graduating with a Master of Science in Journalism and Technical Writing. MY TC professor says I can couple my content mark-up writing skills in XML, XHTML CSS, and HTML, etc with another Masters in Computer Science to produce something terrific especially as a consultant. In regards to your top ten list of IT careers( i am also working on getting my IT Certifications such as A+, N+, and Microsoft and more)
    what do you recommend I focus on in my new major in Computer Science. I’d also like to study more mathematics and algorithmic studies:maybe Cyber-security?

  2. Garth R. Harding

    I am graduating from NYU-Polytechnic in Specialized Journalism and Technical Writing. I’m considering doing another Masters in Computer Science. My Technical Communications Instructor thinks this will be a big bonanza for me coupling mark-up languages with
    executable coding programming as a consultant.
    In regards to your list of the top ten IT jobs for 2010 which do you recommend to focus on. I want to study more mathematics and algorithmic studies: perhaps cyber-security for the NSA?