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Global Knowledge conducts survey of IT employers - List of ten skills they are looking for
Posted by Lawrence Bonk as News
Exchange Server 2010 has taken the IT world by storm. Having said that, a career cannot be built on Exchange alone. Global Knowledge conducted a survey of IT employers at the end of 2009 to ask them what their desired traits in would-be employees in the coming year. Here are the top ten suggestions given:
- Project Management. Increasingly, organizations are looking for project managers who can help them achieve a good ROI.
- Security. With malware, DDoS and other attacks on the increase, employers are looking for security skills such as information risk management.
- Network Administration. As enterprises upgrade to Windows Server 2008 R2 and the Windows 7 client, they want network pros to keep things running smoothly.
- Virtualization - Cloud Computing. This relatively new skill set is in high demand this year.
- Business Analysis. As we emerge from the recession, business analysis is making a comeback.
- Business Process Improvement. The need to reduce operating costs and improve cash flow is driving demand for BPM skills.
- Database Management. Companies are looking for Oracle, DB2 and Sybase experts to address DBA issues.
- Windows Administration. Many companies are upgrading Windows and installing Exchange Server 2010 and SharePoint 2010.
- Desktop Support. As the economy improves and new workers are hired, desktop support will become increasingly important.