Top 10 In-Demand Tech Skills

10. Java/J2ee

There was a 58 percent year-over-year increase in respondents looking for employees with Java/J2EE skills. There are more than 14,000 listings mentioning this skill on the Dice.com site.

9. Security

Security analysts, security engineers and other pros who help companies keep their data secure are consistently in demand, says Silver. There are 2,725 listings on the Dice.com site.

8. Software Developer

Software development’s star appears to be rising, with 10,658 listings on Dice.com

7. SAP

Demand for pros with SAP skills showed the most year-over-year growth, with an 83 percent jump in respondents with positions to fill. There are 5,779 listings on Dice.com. SAP pros command the highest average salary on the list, $93,986.

6. Database Administrator

DBA is another position that remains consistently in demand, says Silver. There are 2,581 listings on Dice.com.

5. .NET

In another sign of growing demand for software developers, companies are looking for candidates with experience in this Microsoft framework. There are nearly 7,800 listings on Dice.com.

4. Oracle

There are nearly 14,500 listings for pros with Oracle application skills on Dice.com.

3. SharePoint

Demand for pros with SharePoint skills rose 66 percent year-over-year. There are 2,917 listings on Dice.com

2. C#

There are 6,419 listings on Dice.com.

1. Active Federal Security Clearance

There are 3,000 listings on Dice.com and nearly 6,600 listings on ClearanceJobs.com, a Dice sister site.