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Programming, Development Skills in Demand

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Java/J2EE is the programming and development skill in most demand with more than 14,000 open job positions nationally, according to a July report from IT job board Dice. The survey of recruiters and human resource professionals also found very high demand for C#, .Net, Oracle, Sharepoint, and SAP skills, as well as security analysts, people with federal security clearances, and database administrators.

New York leads the way with more than 8,200 openings, followed by Washington, D.C., with 7,400, Silicon Valley with 4,400, and Chicago and Los Angeles with more than 2,800 each. Atlanta, Seattle, and Dallas have more than 2,000 IT job openings each, and Philadelphia has more than 1,600 openings.

Meanwhile, Pace University analyzed government figures for its latest quarterly Pace/Skillproof IT Index, and found the indicator of employment activity in Manhattan's information technology (IT) industry has risen 46 percent, from 74 to 110. The index report also notes that job openings for IT management and network communication analysts have risen by more than 60 percent. Meanwhile, demand for database administrators and network administrators has increased about 15 percent in the second quarter.

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