In a survey conducted by Dice and reported in Windows IT Pro on August 13, you will find a list of the most difficult skill sets or positions to fill in today’s IT job market. This list makes for interesting reading (and you’ll also find a list of the ten top technology markets in this story as well, for those pondering their chances of finding a job, here or there, depending on whether or not relocation is an option for those looking for work). Here’s the list of top skills as reported in the story:
- Active US Government Security clearance, military or civilian
- Project Management
To me, it’s interesting to see the mix of developer, professional, and topical area specialties that this list represents — especially SharePoint, which appears to be gaining significant mind and market share in IT of late. Be sure to check out this story, where you’ll also find a list of the “Top 10 Tech Metro Areas” (which kicks off with the stimulus spending capitol of the US, the DC/Baltimore metroplex) as well.