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Hot IT Job Skills in 2014: Mobile, Web Development, and Big Data

IDG News Service (01/10/14) Fred O'Connor

Information technology hiring managers this year want employees with expertise in Web development, mobile development, and large-scale data analysis. Java and .Net skills also are especially valuable for Web development projects, according to Modis president Jack Cullen. Understanding how to create a site that can be easily viewed and navigated from a handheld device is just as important to employers as knowing how to develop a mobile application, adds Robert Half Technology's John Reed. He also notes that "anyone who has experience in and around data is in a great spot right now," including database developers, data engineers who structure data with Hadoop, and data scientists. In addition, tech hiring in the new year will include filling more traditional roles, as companies may struggle to find people with software quality assurance backgrounds. A recent Robert Half Technology survey found skills involving network administra…