Data shows its increasing role as the oil in the enterprise machine, as number crunchers rank fourth in Dices career assessment, the first time it has ever appeared on the firms annual list of top jobs. Specifically, anything pertaining to unstructured or big data capabilities is in demand, as Dice reports advanced analytics position postings on its site have tripled year-over-year.
A bit more general than the other developer positions at the top of the career forecast, software developers have also slipped to fifth hottest IT job from its no. 2 ranking in 2012. Still, software developer skills maintain healthy interest from hiring managers.
On the flip side of trendy jobs, mainframe programming is less of a priority in the past, according to a recent Dice survey of 1,100 tech-focused hiring professionals. The firm attributes some of the low priority found presently for mainframe positions to the attention seen elsewhere for Web and mobile developers. However, mainframes remain indispensable to many enterprises, particularly in the government sector, and more mainframe positions may be ahead as this generation nears retirement.