This time of year all kinds of content providers put together lists about the past year and predictions for the next year. Some times they are company focused, some are more general, but all seek to say something about the year that was or the year that will be.
Naturally, the ones about the year that will be are more tantalizing -- especially when they suggest your career is heading in a good direction. And if you're reading this website, chances are you're one of the occupations that this ZDNet piece says is in for a good 2013.
Openings for -- the number-one job of all jobs) have grown 7% over the past two years, EMSI reports. There are now close to a million positions within the U.S. alone, and the hot emmployment zones for developers include San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA; Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA; and Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV.
Opportunities for have increased 5% during this time, and there are now about 530,000 positions in the U.S. alone. (#4 on the list) The leading employment centers are Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX; Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV; and San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA.
Network and sys admins have also seen 5% growth during this time, and there are more than 360,000 jobs in the U.S. (#6) Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV; San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA; and Columbus, OH lead the way in hiring for these positions.
It goes on to mention other tech jobs, but I think you get the point: This is a good sector to be in.
Interesting to see the DC area so prominent in this list. Perhaps there are more public-sector tech projects in the works than we might typically think.
Here's what else is happening today in SAP:
Weekly SAP Wrap-Up: December 14, 2012 [ASUG News]
A Risk Management Culture Is Crucial for the Future of the Finance Sector [Norman Marks]
With BPMN 2.0, No Additional Software Required for Business Architecture Modeling [ZDNet]
SAP Spreads the Word Through Employee Brand Ambassadors [Workforce]
A Small Tribute to Innovation [Blag's Bag of Rants]
BackOffice Associates Becomes SAP Channel Partner Delivering SAP BusinessObjects Solutions to Midsize Companies [Yahoo! Finance]
German IT SAP Opens New Office as Part of Ambitious MENA Expansion Plans [AMEinfo]
Oracle's Second Quarter: Cloud Offerings, Engineered Systems at Odds [ZDNet]
SAP NetWeaver Cloud Achieves Java Enterprise Edition 6 Web Profile Compatibility [SAP]
How Caesars Entertainment Sustains a Data-Driven Culture [Data Informed]