According to online job board Dice, U.S. demand for developers with Java/J2EE skills has become particularly strong, with 14,000 job postings nationwide. Employers are also looking for programmers with C#, .Net, Oracle, Sharepoint and SAP expertise. ?Not only is demand strong for these professionals, but these positions as a group pay on average $10,000 more than the average national paycheck for tech professionals,? said Dice’s Tom Silver. ?And confirming their coveted in-demand status, these IT pros are receiving double the pay raise this year, as compared to technology professionals as a whole.?
Geographically, New York City is the best place for developers to find work, followed by Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley, Chicago and L.A.