The Hottest Jobs In Information Technology

What jobs should you focus on filling in 2009? Our Hot Jobs spec sheets describe the IT roles that are most in demand, explain why they're so critical and offer suggestions on how to hire for them.

Java Developer

Java programmers develop a wide range of applications, both on the server side and facing end-users through desktops, Web browsers and mobile phones...

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.Net Developer

Enterprise-focused .Net developers write and maintain desktop and Web-based business applications, as well as...

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Project Manager

A project manager (PM) serves as a critical link between IT team members and key individuals involved with a project to ensure its timely completion...

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Data Modeler

If database administrators are jet pilots, then data modelers are aerospace engineers, performing the initial design work that enables production systems and applications to use data and drive business processes...

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Software Implementation Analyst

The software implementation analyst ensures that deployments of new applications or upgrades are planned and carried out correctly...

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Database Administrator

A database administrator is responsible for installing, backing up, testing, securing and making changes to production databases within an IT environment...

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IT Security Manager

The need for a dedicated person in charge of IT security is on the rise in the wake of recently publicized incidents involving system hacks and stolen computers...

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Business Continuity Manager

Who helps keep a company humming in the face of crime, terrorism, natural disasters, and computer and human error? The business continuity manager...

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Applications Architect

Despite a lack of consensus around how to define the Applications Architect role, one thing is clear: it's in demand, thanks to the growth in new software technologies...

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RFID Systems Engineer

An RFID (radio frequency identification) engineer handles developing and implementing a company's system to track goods and information via wireless chips...

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Head of IT HR

A traditional HR person may not recognize that a job candidate's experience with a technology doesn't translate well to their own organization. That's why you need a head of IT HR to handle the recruiting...

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Business Relationship Manager

A business relationship manager liaises between the business and IT communities. High demand...

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Systems Administrator

Systems administrators install, upgrade, monitor and maintain software and hardware to keep IT operations running smoothly...

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Enterprise architect

An enterprise architect (EA) takes a company's business strategy and defines an IT systems architecture to support that strategy...

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Business Analyst

A business analyst (BA) provides a bridge between the business and IT, working with both sides to propose changes to processes and systems to meet the needs of the business...

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Windows Administrator

A network administrator who is primarily concerned with software and whose responsibilities include security, implementing network policy, managing user access and network troubleshooting, as well as designing, installing, configuring, administering, and fine-tuning Windows operating systems and components across an organization...

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Program Manager

A program manager oversees a set of interdependent IT projects that need to be synchronized and completed successfully to achieve a broader goal. "The program manager is responsible for pulling those teams together and tying those projects into a single view," says Sam Lawler, practice director of project management and strategy at GlassHouse Technologies...

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Offshore Project Manager

A U.S.-based manager who plans, oversees and coordinates projects with offshore components. The manager, who may work for either a domestic company or an offshore one with a stateside presence, ensures that offshore vendors meet project requirements...

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Vendor Manager

A vendor manager orchestrates the IT department’s dealings with its suppliers, such as makers of hardware and software and providers of services. The vendor manager guides the purchasing of products or services for the department...

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Head of IT Finance

The head of IT finance analyzes, forecasts and reports the operational budget for the IT department. Executives in this position also vet costs for the IT component of business plans for other departments...

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