IT jobs: Forrester spells out what is hot

Forrester Research analysts name the top IT jobs in demand.

Forrester Research analysts Marc Cecere and Laurie M. Orlov have taken a look at the most in demand jobs in IT.

The report, What are the hot roles in IT?, looked at a number of criteria to take the temperature of these IT roles.

A role could be hot because it requires intimate knowledge of a business, industry or region.

Such highly specialized knowledge limits supply while boosting role relevance, the analysts wrote. Other factors at play include cross-disciplinary knowledge, the amount of risk and impact inherent in the role, limited external supply, and the pressure applied by trends within technology and the industry as a whole.


  • Account manager
  • Desktop virtualization expert
  • Mobile operations and device expert
  • Service manager
  • Business process analyst
  • Storage director

Very Hot

  • Enterprise apps strategist
  • IT planner
  • Network architect
  • Enterprise project manager

Extremely Hot

  • Data- and content-oriented business analyst
  • Business architect
  • Enterprise architect
  • Vendor management expert


  • Information/data architect
  • Information security expert

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