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10 Hottest It Jobs: Developers, Developers, Developers

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer famously chanted 'developers, developers, developers' at a developers conference.

Software developers are currently the hottest IT job companies are seeking to fill, according to a Modis ranking.

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Software developers are overall the most desirable information technology (IT) hires companies are seeking, with mobile developers especially sought-after, according to Modis' list of the 10 most popular IT jobs.

Modis' Dan Pollock reports that developers with expertise in iOS and Android platforms are very desirable, while companies also are after professionals familiar with PHP, HTML5, and Ruby on Rails.

Network pros' popularity is growing as well as companies transition to cloud environments, mainly to save money on infrastructure costs, Pollock says. "Understanding what to outsource and what's critical to keep in house--that's very important," he points out.

Among the hottest hiring markets are the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Minneapolis, and Houston.

Modis estimates that the IT sector's unemployment rate has fallen from 11.2 percent at the peak of the recession to 5.8 percent today, and that demand for IT people outstrips supply in many markets.

Pollock notes the third quarter is particularly busy in terms of hiring, and he says "the war for talent for highly technical people is raging," especially in technology hubs such as Silicon Valley.

Moreover, a boom in investment for new technology projects is stoking demand for help desk pros.

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