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IT Skills which pay really GOOD! – a brief comparison

Submitted by on Wednesday, 30 June 20107 Comments
IT Skills which pay really GOOD! – a brief comparison

We definitely know that Information Technology (IT)  is here,  getting even bigger and much more exciting than ever before in human history. The fact that several companies these days are raising bar and budget to get the best IT talent is good  and beneficial for both the employee and the employer. It’s year 2010 and by this time we already have a hint of how and where will the businesses today would invest their resources in technology.

To validate this claim, I decided to run a quick look at Indeed.com, a well-known job search portal popular in the US. Using the programming and IT skills as queries, I ended up with a matrix with fascinating figures. This interesting result might give you a hint on what’s going to be  the next major  hit when dealing with career trends in the companies globally.

Query Used:

Lotus Notes Developer, Java Developer, Oracle Developer, Cognos Developer, BI Developer, SAP Developer, Sharepoint Developer, Business Objects Developer, Teradata Developer, .Net Developer, C++ Objects Developer, Php Developer, J2EE Developer Salary

For a live data analysis and matrix comparison, you may check out this link:  This would roughly give you a bird’s eye view  of what’s going to be the hottest skill at the moment. As of this writing,  SAP Developer is on top of the list with $99,000 average annual salary, now that’s fairly around  Php4,554,000 in Manila (***P46 conversion rate as of this writing). Gee!  More than winning the P1,000,000 jackpot in lottery draws at PAGCOR, don’t you think so?  Followed closely by these other hot IT Roles – BIDeveloper, TeraData Developer,C++ Objects Developer.  It’s interesting to note how helpful these tools are since it gives us a quick nice peek of what could happen in the next couple of months and years. This is also beneficial for business professionals like us if ever we decided later on to reexamine our current skill set and perhaps go for training to better boost other career options.This is the power of Business Intelligence and Predictive Analysis. You can get a snapshot of what’s going to be the next hot thing in Business and IT. But the question is, how reliable and how accurate would this result give us? According to Indeed website, Indeed Salary Search is based on an index of salary information extracted from over 50 million job postings from thousands of unique sources over the last 12 months. Many job descriptions don’t contain salary information, but there are enough that do to produce statistically significant median salaries for millions of keyword, job title and location combinations – in fact, most job searches you are likely to think of. As new jobs are added each day, the Indeed Salary Search index is automatically updated with fresh salary data, so the salary results are as up-to-date as they could possibly be.

I only wonder if there’s something like this here in the Philippines. Now,  that gives me an idea how SWS Survey, PulseAsia and other Philippine companies do such statistical predictions and I bet they are indeed making MONEY. Of course, there are other cool tools to be used for analyzing volumes of data and I find Google the number one tool in the market when dealing with such online search queries. Check out Google Labs and Google Analytics for these emerging trends and breakthroughs in web and online technologies.

But if I were to ask you, what do you think about this trend? How would you think this career trend will go in the next months or maybe years ? How would this result and visualization affect you as a business professional or an IT Professional?

Which area of IT do you expect will experience the most growth in jobs in the next five years?

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Would you be willing to learn a new technical skill to help ensure prolonged employment?

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