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Top Tech Jobs in the Industry

Posted on 5.24.2011

CyberCoders, a leading worldwide recruiting firm, has done some heavy research and found that the tech hiring picture is looking rosy. Not only are companies hiring more tech positions but also at higher salaries. In February 2010, CyberCoders listed 59,500 tech job postings, compared to 150,000 in February 2011.

"There is a heavy demand for job candidates with experience using JavaScript, C#, and SQL, MySQL, and PHP," said Matt Miller, chief technology officer, CyberCoders. "Developers are required to build rich dynamic web applications, and with the mobile and web industries moving faster than ever before, engineers are needed across a multitude of verticals. Companies must have a diverse tech team that can handle web, mobile and app development as companies grow. We are also seeing companies continue to pay high salaries for these difficult to fill positions."

According to CyberCoders, the most common tech job available is Product Manager, with an average salary of $106K. That's followed by IT Manager ($94K) and Systems Engineer ($87K). As for the top skills sought after in 2011, CyberCoders lists JavaScript (1), followed by Java (2), SQL (3), HTML (4), C# (5), CSS (6), MySQL (7), PHP (8), Linux (9) and AJAX (10).

But haven't we seen this before? Companies went on all-out hiring binges before the dot-com bust of 2001. But, according to Heidi Golledge, CEO and co-founder of CyberCoders, "There is a greater demand for candidates who have diverse skill sets than in the late nineties and 2000-2001. Typically the hiring demand ten years ago was fueled by the need to build websites backed by new venture funding – and a hope that a companies’ concept would be the next Google or Yahoo. Companies were hiring based on projected revenue. Start-ups now, typically have more experienced management, a sounder foundation and a much higher chance of success."

See also: Computer Programmer? You're Hired!

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