IT Management Slideshow: Top 10 Tech Skills for 2012

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 12-22-2011

HTML5

With Adobe deciding to discontinue its mobile Flash player and focus on HTML5, companies are looking for people with HTML5 expertise. The future of mobile Web standards is in the hands of HTML5.

HTML5

MongoDB

MongoDB came in second in Indeed's list. The open source, document-oriented database is quickly becoming a top performer in its market, and companies realize how much value it offers. Now, they want to find people who can help them take advantage of its scalability.

MongoDB

Apple iOS

As Apple's mobile iOS' explodes around the world, enterprises want to develop applications to capitalize on it. Keep that in mind as you make your employment decisions in the coming years.

Apple iOS

Android

Like iOS, Google's mobile OS Android is gaining popularity. Smartphone vendors and development firms are trying to find people who can work their way around the operating system.

Android

Mobile App

According to Indeed, companies that include "mobile app" in their job posting are after developers who can make applications to meet customer-facing as well as internal-facing mobility needs.

Mobile App

Puppet

If you haven't ever heard of Puppet, it's time to check it out. The service is an IT infrastructure management solution that helps cut down on the amount of time it takes to handle simple tasks. Puppet is robust and useful, but companies need people who are skilled enough to harness its power.

Puppet

Hadoop

Apache's Hadoop is another solution that doesn't spend time in the spotlight, but provides a lot of use to companies. The software library is a framework that helps users easily process big data. It's the ideal solution for software engineers to take on.

Hadoop

jQuery

jQuery is important in JavaScript development. The open source service helps users write code. According to Indeed, jQuery expertise is one of the key things employers are looking for in Web developers.

jQuery

Platform-as-a-Service

Although Indeed doesn't single out a specific Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider, the research makes it clear that PaaS is becoming an important topic for employers. If you're looking for a programmer analyst, keep this in mind.

Platform-as-a-Service

Social Media

Social media is an extremely important component in enterprise communications strategies, whether these are employee-facing or customer-facing. It's time to seek out developers and marketing folks who know how to manage social networks--and keep communications secure while doing so.

Social Media