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11 Hot Skills For 2011

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Computerworld recently conducted a survey and found 11 skills that information technology (IT) managers are looking for when hiring new employees.

About 45 percent of the survey respondents said they are looking for people with programming or application development skills. People with project management skills are sought by 43 percent of survey respondents, and by more than half of those polled in a separate study by Networking skills are in demand among 38 percent of survey respondents. Survey respondents also are seeking people with security skills, including expertise in identity and access management, threat and vulnerability assessment, encryption, and data loss prevention.

About 20 percent of respondents said that data center skills will be in top demand. IT workers with next-generation Web skills were sought after by 17 percent of the survey respondents. Business intelligence skills also will be highly sought after in 2011, according to 13 percent of the respondents, as will expertise in collaboration architecture and communications.

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