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CPR Staffing Report 2015

The State of the Staffing Industry from 2015. CPR Data and Statistics reveal the best job movers of the year.

Five hottest tech jobs of 2015
-a retrospective look at the past year's placements.
What skills did our employers want the most?
Keep Reading to Find Out

In 2015, the tech industry experienced job and salaries increases as more employers join in the foray for complex infrastructure requirements. Whether you are looking to prevent cyberattacks, build computer systems, or design programs, there is a hot tech job right for you.

This year offered plenty of technology positions with high salaries and job openings, making them attractive careers. In fact, the number one job of the year – software developer – is in this field.

Here are the best tech jobs for 2015

Our Fastest Moving Tech Jobs for 2015


Software Developer

A software developer makes it possible for you to manage your productivity and entertain yourself. Software developers play an enormous role in the creation of simple apps, such as alarm clocks, mobile apps that allow you communicate with your bank account, and applications people depend on to run businesses. The profession has a low unemployment rate of 2.8% with an excellent median salary.
For many firms, a bachelor’s degree is required for a position as a software developer. However, practical experience is sometimes enough to get an entry-level position. For individuals wishing to stay in the software development career, staying updated on the latest programming languages and tools is enough.
Some of the best software developer certifications for 2014 included:
• C/C++
• (ISC)2 Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional
• Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer
• Google Apps for Business Certified Deployment Specialist
• Platform-oriented credentials, like Visual Studio, .NET, Visual C#, Visual Basic, Visual F#, and Visual C++


Computer Systems Analyst

Many analysts are employed in computer system design firms with new positions opening up in finance and banking, healthcare, and science sectors. With an unemployment rate of 3.6%, computer systems analysts jobs require the creation of perfect harmony between computer systems, workflow and employees.
Many employers prefer system analysts with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. However, for technically complex jobs, a master’s degree was the preferred choice.
Top systems analyst certifications for 2014 included:
• CompTIA Server+
• Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
• Microsoft MCSA & MCSE
• HP Accredited Systems Engineer & Certified Systems Engineer
• Linux Professional Institute Certifications


Web Developer

Standing at number three, with an unemployment rate of 4.2%, is the web developer position. These developers play a critical role in the design, navigation, and functionality of websites.
While a bachelor’s degree in information technology or computer science is preferred, practical experience and technical skills are still considered important. Some certifications to help you snag this position include:
Some of the best web design certifications for 2014 include:
• Mobile Application Development
• Certified Web Developer
• Certified Internet Webmaster
• Advanced Web Developer
• W3Schools Web Certifications
• Mark Lassoff’s Bargain Certified Web Development
• MTA & MCSD: Microsoft Developer certifications
• Zend Certified Engineer PHP 5.5
• Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)


Information Security Analyst

This analyst is responsible for staying ahead of any cyberattacks as well as ensuring that the company systems and data are secure. The focus of this position is defense planning, vulnerability assessment and risk assessment to prevent the government or business data from a breach.
With an unemployment rate of just 0.9%, many information security analysts have bachelor degrees in engineering, programming, or computer science. In order to scale up their skills, the analysts obtained certifications such as:
• CompTIA Security+ certification
• Certified Computer Examiner
• Certified Forensic Computer Examiner


Database Administrator (DBA)

These administrators (3.6% unemployment rate) are responsible for analyzing, designing, and building business databases in accordance to client specifications. DBAs often have to work closely with managers and computer programmers for ongoing maintenance of the company’s database. In fact, they are sometimes referred to as the “guardians” of the treasure.
Many employers prefer a bachelor’s degree in computer related fields such as management information systems or computer science. Most DBAs are further certified for specific database platforms like:
• Microsoft Certified Database Administrator
• Oracle DBA
• MySQL Database Administrator