Monday, November 12, 2012

Tools & Technology - IT in 2013

Are you looking for a job?  Information Technology (IT) remains one of the leading industries for growth, which translates to new jobs for some, consistently from year to year. According to Computer World’s annual forecast survey, 33% of IT executives interviewed said they are planning to increase their IT head count in the new year (2013). The reason - skilled IT professionals are essential in driving business forward, from communications to applications, project management and technical support, with measurable impacts in productivity, profitability, and the viability of today’s business model.  

The top 5 most hirable IT skills are as follows:

  1. Programming and Application Development
  2. Project Management
  3. Help Desk/IT Support
  4. Security
  5. Business Analytics

According to Computer World’s latest survey, 60% of IT executives plan to add programmers and developers in 2013, with 40% forecasting a need for new project managers, 35% expanding technical support functions, 27% adding security professionals, and 26% hiring IT professionals that can successful analyze the massive data collected.

“UNIX is simple.  It just takes a genius to understand its simplicity.”
– Dennis Ritchie

 “If you think technology can solve your security problems, then you don’t understand the problems and you don’t understand the technology.”
– Bruce Schneier

“The best way to predict the future is to implement it.”
– David Heinemeier Hansson

While LAC Group specializes in information management and not necessarily information technology, IT skills are helping our information specialists, librarians, researchers and the like edge themselves past the competition and are quickly becoming requirements.  View LAC Group's available jobs here.

Blog Reference:
COMPUTERWORLD: 10 Hot IT Skills for 2013, by Mary K. Pratt