Technology’s Most In-Demand Skills

Help Wanted SignContinued interest in mobile computing and Big Data are, not surprisingly, driving demand for certain technology skills. According to staffing company Modis, Software Developers and Business and Data Analysts are the most sought-after IT professionals around.

At the same time, the company sees a need for Help Desk professionals who can assist users in acclimating to technology changes.

Demand is up in most industries across many skill levels, Modis says. It lists the most needed jobs as being:

  • Software Developer (including Mobile Development)
  • Business/Data Analyst
  • Helpdesk Professional
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • System Administrator
  • Network/ Telecom Analyst
  • Database Developer & Administrator
  • Data Warehouse (Analysts, Specialists, Programmers)
  • ERP (Administrators, Analysts, Programmers)

“It is a great time to be an IT professional right now because there are so many opportunities across most sectors and skill levels,” said Dan Pollock, a Senior Vice President at Modis. As companies continue to implement new technologies, he believes, such opportunities will only grow.

3 Responses to “Technology’s Most In-Demand Skills”

  1. It would be helpful if those large groups were broken down a little bit by skill set (for example, in Software Developer: Desktop vs. Web vs. Enterprise vs. Mobile, or at least C# vs. Java vs. Perl)

    I think just about all of those can be broken down.

  2. Fred Bosick

    As someone who has some knowledge of the matter, I suggest you take this with a grain of salt. If you do inquire about a consulting position, carefully scrutinize the benefit and pay package especially when compared with competitors.

    DICE editors are invited to email me privately for the particulars.

  3. A few of these “most needed jobs” are rather vague. Two examples follow. Software development: using what tools? System Administrator: on what platform, and how does a company define “System Administrator”?