"Below you’ll see a list of “hot” IT
skills, regardless of certification. On the next page is a list of
"hot" IT certifications. Naturally these two lists are in contrast,
with the non-certified list focusing on larger skills, while the IT
cert list focuses on niche skills.
"On page three is a list of IT certifications that are rising in
value. On page four are IT certifications that are falling in
"For those optimistic types determined to find a ray of light
amid the darkness, some IT skills are maintaining their value
– very much so, in fact.
"The following lists of “hot” IT skills – very
much in demand by employers – is based on Foote Partners'
survey of nearly 2,000 U.S. and Canadian employers."