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The 6 Hottest New Jobs in IT

I saw this great article via @bcarlsonCIO a few weeks ago and really liked it especially as I was on the look out for my next role. The IT job market is still a great place to be with demand high for good technologists. This articles lists the 6 hottest jobs as:

  1. Business architect
  2. Data scientist
  3. Social media architect
  4. Mobile technology expert
  5. Enterprise mobile developer
  6. Cloud architect

All of the above made sense. There is a role that I personally think is going to be crucial for anyone looking to build Cloud solutions on Windows Azure (or similar). This role combines a business analyst and cloud architect maybe a Cloud Analyst? This individual can:

  1. Assess the technology feasibility of the platform and your desired project
  2. Understands how to make the the cost model of Windows Azure work 
  3. Drive a solution that balances the cost model and the implemenation

IT job seekers have real reason to hope. No fewer than 10,000 IT jobs were added to payrolls in May alone, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics, reflecting a steady month-over-month increase since January. And in a June survey by the IT jobs site, 65 percent of hiring managers and recruiters said they will hire more tech professionals in the second half of 2011 than in the previous six months