By KJones on Apr 04, 2014
According to a recent survey by Robert Half International, CIOs are more optimistic about hiring in 2014 than they were in 2013.
Source: Robert Half International
This is good news, especially for individuals who have the skills that hiring managers are seeking.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment for DBAs to grow 15 percent between 2012 and 2022; Oracle DBAs in particular appear to be well positioned.
John Reed of Robert Half International observed that “the market for Oracle DBAs is strong right now and I would anticipate it would at least maintain that level if not increase in values over the next 12 to 18 months.”
Research from Foote Partners also supports the growth for DBAs as well as developers and analysts. David Foote stated that in 2014 “the winners will be database developers, architects, analysts and technical specialists, especially if they know Apache HBase, NoSQL or prescriptive tools and analytics.”
Cloud Architects, Solution Architects, Administrators & Integrators in High Demand
No surprise that demand continues to rise for cloud architects, solution architects, administrators and integrators. And the growth of mobile devices continues to generate demand for experienced and certified mobile developers.
Salary trends in the US also support good growth for these hot jobs:
• 8 hot IT skills for 2014
• Which Tech Jobs Will Win, Which Will Lose in 2014
• Increasing Demand for Oracle DBAs
• 8 Hot IT Jobs for 2014
• Dice.com December 2013: Special Edition, Hiring Survey
• Hot IT Job Skills in 2014: Mobile, Web Development and Big Data
Oracle University Offers Flexible Training & Certification Options
If you're thinking about making a career change, now may be the time. Brush up your skills with Oracle training.
Short on time? Take advantage of the flexibility of Training On Demand or Self-Study Courses. To gain an edge in the job market, validate your expertise by studying to earn an Oracle Certification in Oracle Database, PL/SQL, SQL or Java.