Thanks to Ken Rosen of Microsoft Learning whose recent Born to Learn blog posting (10/13/2011) clued me into an interesting article at Business Insider entitled “Job Listings Prove That Microsoft Still Matters.” Written by BI staffer Matt Rosoff, this story points to the following numbers on Dice.com as evidence that MS certs still have some clout in the workplace:
- more than 10,000 listings for developers with .NET skills (up 29% from 2010)
- more than 8,000 listings for those with C# skills (26% higher than 2010)
- over 6,000 listings for ASP.NET skills (up 24% from 2010, with anecdotal evidence that demand for .NET-savvy developers is booming, to head off a shortage of people with such skills)
- 4,000-plus listings for SharePoint (46% higher than 2010, which makes it a booming specialty
Very interesting! Developers: start your engines!