The US economy is slowly but steadily recovering and the hiring statistics of TECH companies is a positive indicator of better times coming for TECH professionals.
Some areas showing good growth in major computer software related jobs in USA include:
1. Java/J2EE and related technologies
3. Python and Ruby
4. Windows Tech
5. . NET developers
6. Perl and COBOL
7. Mac, Windows, and Red Hat
8. Specialized OS Jobs
9. Security engineers paid well
10. Networks Specialists
11. Data Management Skills
12. Data warehousing skills
13. Project Management
Since the last quarter of 2010 demand for JAVA, C++ has increased significantly peaking in Jan 2011. Project Management, Data management, Python and Ruby jobs have increased steadily since 2010 and the trend continues in 2011. PERL, .NET and COBOL skills have more or less remained stable.
In addition to the technology skills employers value good communication skills; the ability to clearly communicate with co-workers, clients, and supervisors is crucial in the day-to-day operations of a business. Professionalism, Teamwork, analytical skills and strong work ethics are other general skills that prospective employers look for in a candidate.