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In spite of the poor IT jobs market, some skills, particularly those involving web development, are still in demand.

In spite of the poor IT jobs market, some skills, particularly those involving web development, are still in demand.

The ComputerWeekly.com survey of appointments, data and trends, compiled by Jobadswatch for Salary Services Limited (SSL), has reported an increase in jobs for people with JavaScript, Ajax and PHP programming skills.

The survey showed an increase of 7% in JavaScript jobs for Q1 2009 compared with Q1 2008, while Demand for Ajax increased by 1%. Demand for PHP programming skills grew by 10%, the largest increase of any of the skills tracked, while SAP demand fell the most (66%).

There has also been an increase in demand for Windows Vista, with the number of job adverts mentioning Vista rising by a third. This puts Vista in the top 50 of IT skills, according to the SSL survey.

However, Vista is 49th, 30 places behind Windows XP skills, in the SSL league table.

 

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