The Trend: From SSD and Flash to big data and BYOD, the storage industry has been flourishing as new technologies emerge and the needs of storage evolve. As such, the demand for storage architects/engineers is also increasing. "It's the EMC, the HP, those are the big skill sets in demand," Billiar said.
The Advice: For the storage architect/engineer job hunters out there, it's important to have markers of success documented on your resume. Job seekers need to document their projects and highlight their achievements, Billiar advised. And experience with virtualization is a definite plus. Optimizing storage for virtualization can certainly make a resume stand out, Billiar said.