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Jul 22 2011   2:50PM GMT

Interesting Top-10 List of Top IT Skills from Job Ads

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

The folks at Indeed.com make a business out of consolidating online job ads for North America and making them searchable. While they’re at it, they’re not bashful about mining the results of their labors, either. ZDNet blogger Joe McKendrick pulled out some interesting data from a recent Indeed report to provide a top 10 list of the skills that appear most frequently in online job postings. Here they are, in numerical order:

1. HTML5
2. Mobile app
3. Android
4. Twitter
5. jQuery
6. Facebook
7. Social Media
8. iPhone
9. Cloud Computing
0. Virtualization


HTML5 Job Trends graph
HTML5 Job Trends Html5 jobs

If anybody needs validation for my previous blog post (“Social Media Gains IT Career Boost Status“) I’d have to say these results speak loudly, eloquently, and even forcefully directly to my assertion that social media skills can be good for an IT career, or provide added career growth options for IT professionals. It’s also incredibly interesting to me that 8 of the 10 items on the list are directly related to mobile computing or social media (which tend to travel together more often than they fly solo) and that the other two items (in positions 9 and 10) play mostly supporting roles to enabled widespread use of social media and mobile computing (among lots of other things, to be sure).

Quite an interesting collection of informaiton in a very compact Top 10 list, no matter how you slice it. It seems that the rush is on, and it is affecting IT across the board, and probably defining more of all of our futures than might have appeared likely or even possible. Veeeeeeeeeeeeeery interesting…

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