Report: IT Skills see recovery, others cooling

The hottest and coldest IT skills in list form, according to the results of a study released by IT research consultancy, Foote Partners LLC.

Hot non-certified skills are experiencing significant growth over the last year. Cooling non-certified skills are those losing value over the last year and cold non-certified skills lost significant value over the last year. The list is a result of a survey by New Canaan, Conn.-based Foote Partners LLC.

Hot non-certified skills:

  • SQL Server
  • Websphere
  • Active Server Pages
  • Microsoft .Net
  • SQL Windows

    Highest paying non-certified skills, in order of highest paying:

  • Project-level security
  • RAD/Extreme Programming
  • VoIP
  • Storage/SAN
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • IBM WebSphere
  • Oracle DB and Applications
  • SQL Windows

    'Cooling' non-certified skills:

  • XML
  • Java
  • ActiveX
  • Linux
  • Novell

    'Cold' non-certified skills:

  • WML
  • Powerbuilder
  • Perl
  • HTTP
  • HTML
  • SMTP

    Hot certified skills are experiencing significant growth over the last year. Cooling certified skills are those losing value over the last year and cold skills lost significant value over the last 2 years. The list is a result of a survey by New Canaan, Conn.-based Foote Partners LLC.

    Hot certified skills:

  • HP/Compaq Master Accredited Systems Engineer (MASE)
  • HP/Compaq Accredited Systems Engineer (ASE)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
  • IBM Lotus Certified Advanced Application Developer
  • IBM Lotus Certified Associate Systems Administrator
  • Sun Certified Systems Administrator for Solaris
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Project Management Professional(PMP)
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
  • Cisco Certified Voice Professional (CCVP)
  • Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)
  • Cisco Certified Enterprise Administrator (CCEA)
  • Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional(CCNP)
  • Cisco IP Telephony Design Specialist
  • Cisco IP Telephony Operations Specialist
  • SANS/GIAC Security Expert (GSE)
  • SANS/GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
  • SANS/GIAC Certified Windows Security Administrator (GCWN)
  • HP/Compaq Master Accredited Systems Engineer (MASE)
  • Oracle DBA Certified Master Professional (OCM DBA)
  • Oracle Certified Professional (OCP DBA)
  • Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator (CCEA)
  • Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD)
  • Novell/Master Certified Network Engineer
  • IBM Certified Advanced Application Developer - Lotus

    'Cooling' certifications:

  • PMP
  • Novell Certified Directory Engineer (CDE)
  • Novell Certified Network Administrator (CNA)
  • CompTIA Network+
  • Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
  • Microsoft DBA

    'Cold' certified skills:

  • Beginner certs (MCP, CCP, A+);
  • SANS/GIAC Security Essential
  • Microsoft Computing Professional+Internet
  • Prosoft CIW Administrator
  • Siebel Certified Consultant
  • Siebel Customer Certified Consultant
  • SANS/GIAC Firewall Analyst
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