What Are IT’s Hottest Skills?


True, there hasn't been a preeminent job market in recent months, but there's still a demand for IT professionals with the right skills, according to the semiannual RHI Consulting Hot Jobs Report, which surveyed more than 1,400 CIOs nationwide.

The seven areas experiencing the strongest growth in U.S. corporate IT departments are listed below. The bad news? Despite the continued demand, the economic slowdown is affecting new hires. Eight percent of CIOs surveyed stated their departments would not be experiencing growth within any IT specialty.

Networking 18%

Internet/intranet development 14%

Data/database management 12%

Applications development 11%

Help desk/end-user support 9%

Project management 6%

Systems analysis 2%

No growth 8%

Other 20%