DOGS-IT.org
Degree-Oriented Guide to Skills in Information Technology
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IT Skills for the 21st Century

Jobs Indexed: 4,917,020 Skills Searched: 2,178 Latest Skill Frequencies

Once completed, visitors to this site will be able to find detailed information about:

  • What skills employers need
  • How well schools provide them
  • What impact it has on students
For more information regarding this application, to suggest additional skills or certifications to be included in the analysis, or to collaborate on research utilizing this data, contact Andrew Aken at ajaken@dogs-it.com

About

DOGS-it was designed to be the primary outlet for a vast quantity of information that has been collected through a continuously running web-content data mining application. The data being collected consists of information from job ads posted on Internet websites. The ads are parsed for various information, but primarily looking for the skills required for the positions being advertised. The purpose of collecting this information is to try to determine the actual skills being sought by industry for graduates of particular degree programs.

Currently, this application is specifically retrieving job ads which require degrees in Information Technology programs (e.g., Computer Science, Management of Information Systems, Information Technologies, etc.). Other technically-oriented degree programs may be added in the future. At this time, 4,917,020 job ads have been collected and parsed for 2,178 different skills.

Once completed, this site will allow users to retrieve information regarding skill requirements for jobs in the selected degree programs. Information retrieved will vary depending upon the needs of the type of user:

  • Students & JobSeekers
  • Educators
  • Industry
  • Researchers

Click here for links to archived analyses of the data.

Students

Once completed, students & job-hunters will be able to retrieve information in a variety of ways regarding skill requirements for jobs in their selected degree programs.

  1. Find out what skills are required for a particular type of job they are interested in
  2. Input their current skills to find out what types of jobs they are qualified for
  3. Input their current skills to find out what other skills they\'ll need to get the job they want
  4. Input their current skills and their school to find out what classes they should take to make them more marketable
  5. Search archived job ads to find out what has been listed
  6. Compare salaries of different job categories

Educators

Once completed, educational institutions will be able to retrieve information regarding skill requirements for jobs in the selected degree programs.

  1. Find out what skills are required by industry today
  2. Track the growth or demise of any particular skill
  3. Compare the skill requirements for particular job descriptions to their degrees, specializations, and elective courses

Industry

Once completed, employers & human resources personnel will be able to retrieve information regarding current and previous job advertisements.

  1. Find out what skills are required by industry today
  2. Track the growth or demise of any particular skill
  3. Compare their job advertisements to those of other organizations
  4. Compare salaries of their job openings to those of other organizations within different job categories

Researchers

Once completed, researchers will be able to retrieve information regarding skill requirements for jobs in the selected degree programs.

  1. Find out what skills are required by industry today
  2. Track the growth or demise of any particular skill
  3. Track the growth or demise of any particular job category
  4. Request raw data according to their needs to collaborate on comparable research


For more information regarding this application, to suggest additional skills or certifications to be included in the analysis, or to collaborate on research utilizing this data, contact Andrew Aken at ajaken@dogs-it.com