Dice.com, the leading technology job site, reports that tech hiring is projected to be up in 2013. Almost two-thirds (64%) of hiring managers and recruiters say that their companies or clients will likely add new technology workers in the first six months of the new year. That's compared to hiring for more general jobs, where 47% of hiring managers and recruiters said they expect to be hiring.
Alice Hill, Managing Director of Dice.com, said "Tempered optimism. That's how I'd describe the state of technology recruiting as we move into the New Year. For every pair of companies likely to staff up in 2013, there's a company saying they're not looking to grow their technology workforce in the immediate future. So there will be good job opportunities and there will be hiring, but we're expecting steady, modest growth, not a snowball gaining speed into an avalanche."
Which tech jobs are hot for 2013? App developers continue to trend upwards as companies continue to expand into mobile. Other jobs where there is a strong market for job seekers include business intelligence, network architects, and interactive developers and designers. Robert Half Technology has compiled a list of the hottest tech jobs:
- Mobile applications developers
- Business intelligence analysts
- Network architects
- Interactive creative directors
- Interaction designers
- User experience (UX) designers
Dice has also reported on the top tech skills in demand this year:
- Java/J2EE Developers
- Mobile Developers
- .NET Developers
- Data Analysts/Analytics
- Software Developers
If you want to enhance your technical skills and give your resume education section a boost, there are a variety of online free and low-cost programming courses you can take. Even if you're not working in a purely tech role, programming skills are a valuable career asset. The more you can do, the more opportunities you will have, both in your current job and with prospective employers.
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