Thursday, 19 April 2012

Five In-Demand Skills for 2012

Computerworld undertook an annual forecast survey of 353 IT executives. Nearly 29% of the respondents said that they plan to increase their IT staffing through next summer. This is up from 23% in 2010 and 20% in 2009. 

The surveyed said that the following skills will be in demand:
  • Programming and Application Development61% plan to hire for this skill in the next 12 months, up from 44% in 2010 survey.
  • Project Management44% plan to hire for this skill, up from 43% in 2010 survey.
  • Networking35% plan to hire in Networking, down from 38% in 2010 survey.
  • Business Intelligence23% plan to invest in professionals with BI skills, up from 13%
  • Security17% plan to hire Security professionals, down from 32% in the 2010 survey.

Source: Computerworld's exclusive Forecast 2012 survey, June 2011. Base: 353 IT executives. Full report here: