I love lists that state concretely what is going to happen, cause they are usually wrong. However this list of dead or dying technology skills from ComputerWorld looks like it might be on the money.
- Non-Relational Databases
- Non-IP Networks
- C Programmers
- Certified NetWare Engineers
- PC Network administrators
To test out the theory I have plotted the percentage of jobs in Australia requiring these skills using Recruit.Net’s Job Index Trends tool. For some of the generic items I have pulled some skills as example. For comparison here is the same graph but I have added in SAP as a skill.
When compared to some of today’s “hot” items this list of 10 skills are either dead or dying, as the Mythbusters would say “Confirmed”.