IT Jobs: Software Developers, QA Pros in Demand

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 10-23-2012
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Not surprisingly, Silicon Valley and Boston took the next two spots with 5,654 and 3,421 postings, respectively.

In the IT world, current skills matter more than what the person has done in the past. For CIOs looking to hire new IT professionals, determining what they can get from them in the future is everything. And until a job candidate can prove that what they can provide goes above and beyond what the CIO is getting from his or her staff right now, there’s only a small chance of that person being hired. Nowhere is that more apparent that in the October job data Dice recently revealed. The company, which provides a place for IT professionals to look for and find available jobs, found that when it comes to job descriptions, it all comes back to skills. The more an employee can do, and the greater their expertise in certain areas, the more valuable they are. Of course, for CIOs reading this, that’s probably not a surprise. For years, IT managers have been looking for skilled professionals. But these days, those skills are even more valued. In October, the desire for certain skills hit an all-time high. Is it a sign of an improving job market? Are certain IT professionals more valued than others? Find out here.

Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.


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