Careers Slideshow: Hot IT Skills: 10 Things CIOs Need to Know

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 05-30-2012

Not So Hot

Three years ago - May 1, 2009 - having C, C++, or C# was most likely to get someone hired, according to data from Dice.com. Nowadays, however, that's the third-most-sought-after skill behind Oracle and J2EE/Java expertise.

Not So Hot

What About Windows?

There was a time when Windows expertise was all the rage among CIOs who were looking to hire, hitting Dice's boards with 8,445 postings in May 2009. And although those postings are up nowadays to 14,930, they're far behind a host of other IT skills.

What About Windows?

XML Meh

Even though the 10,753 job postings for XML expertise represent a 15 percent increase over the same period last year, Dice's data shows that expertise in XML is the least-sought-after skill among CIOs.

XML Meh

Slow Unix

Unix development, the second least-requested skill according to Dice.com, experienced the slowest growth over the same period last year, jumping just 6 percent to 11,032 postings.

Slow Unix

Linux is Hot

Surprisingly, the skill seeing the strongest year-over-year growth in requests is Linux expertise, according to information Dice provided to CIO Insight.

Linux is Hot

JDE is Hotter

At times, there's not always a match up of what companies are looking for and what skills employees are offering. According to Dice, JDE is the fastest-growing skill over the last year, jumping 240 percent to 2,954 postings.

JDE is Hotter

iPhone Developers are Hottest

Looking for an iPhone developer? According to Dice, the number of postings listing that skill has jumped by 128 percent in the last year.

iPhone Developers are Hottest

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Android? Not so MuchDespite iPhone-related skills scoring highly in the Dice study, Android found itself in the middle of the pack just 1,965 postings and year-over-year growth.

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Windows 7 Slump

Not surprisingly, given Microsoft's less-than-stellar performance in the top tech skills data above, Windows 7 development was the slowest-growing skill, jumping just 48 percent in the last year.

Windows 7 Slump

E-Commerce Expertise

E-commerce expertise, which was the second-most sought-after skill back in 2009, has watched its postings double in the last year, though it's far behind JDE, iPhone, and Siebel.

E-Commerce Expertise