Here are a couple of graphs we created to compare the hot IT skills and jobs of today versus yesterday (within the last four years). Dice.com released its "Fastest Growing Tech Skills" list which shows the ten most popular skills found in the job board's postings. Puppet is the number one skill. Most of the jobs referencing that skill are in San Francisco (at the time this post was written, there wee two jobs advertised in the Des Moines-area that call for Puppet experience). As you can see in the graph, Cloud is the only skill listed in the current top 10 that was also in 2011's most wanted.
Indeed.com provides a view of the most popular job titles in the IT industry, and comparing the current month to the same period four years ago, the titles remain mostly the same but the number posted jobs has increase. Data Analyst has made the biggest jump and seen the number of jobs posted increase by 232 percent.