Four Tech Skills on the Rise—and Four in Decline

Tech Skills

1-Programming Talent on the DeclineProgramming Talent on the Decline

IT candidates with traditional skills, such as Cobol, Delphi/Object Pascal and Transact-SQL ColdFusion—even Flash. They’re older languages being phased out.

2-Programming Talent on the RiseProgramming Talent on the Rise

People who know MS.net, Python, Ruby, HTML5, RESTful Web Services, JavaScript and JQuery, as these skills are best suited for mobile Android, Apple and Windows Phone 7.

3-Data Center Talent on the DeclineData Center Talent on the Decline

Network admins who update and install patches, provision storage, and wire and couple blade servers.

4-Data Center Talent on the RiseData Center Talent on the Rise

Systems analysts who oversee unified communications within the data center. Thanks to virtualization, you only need one or two of them, instead of an entire fleet.

5-Data Technology Talent on the DeclineData Technology Talent on the Decline

The SQL database admin guys. They’ll make way for IT pros more suited to help their companies take command of big data.

6-Data Technology Talent on the RiseData Technology Talent on the Rise

Workers who combine abstract tech, math and engineering thinking with the ability to interact well with business. Intangibles like visualization and imagination also help.

7-Security Talent on the DeclineSecurity Talent on the Decline

Applicants who offer only traditional backup and recovery capabilities. You’ll likely hand off these duties to third-party providers.

8-Security Talent on the RiseSecurity Talent on the Rise

Prospects with a more nuanced security-oversight approach to virtualization, data mining and managing tools and resources in the cloud.

9-Best Practices, Part IBest Practices, Part I

Think outward-facing, business-centric and business-enabling as you evaluate IT candidates. It’s not about hiring stop-gap support anymore.

10-Best Practices, Part IIBest Practices, Part II

Recruit specifically for those who will make your department smarter when it comes to virtualization, cloud computing, Web 2.0, and BYOD and mobility.

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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