New York, New York, San Ramon, CA, December 15, 2011 -- Leadership Capital Group has identified 12 hot executive jobs for 2012, and 5 not-so-hot-jobs. It is the first report that uses an Index measuring enterprise value of technology services companies as a leading indicator. The index used is the MW Index® from martinwolf | M&A Advisors that reveals that SaaS companies have increased in value by 313% since January 2009, more than double the growth in value of other tech services sectors and outpacing the NASDAQ average growth rate of 168%.
The Leadership Capital Group Report also identified six trends that are driving hot jobs and causing other jobs to diminish in demand. The six trends are as follows:
Trend 1. Mobile
Today, 3.6 billion people around the world have a mobile phone; 91% of Americans use a mobile phone; by Christmas 2011, 50% of Americans will own a smartphone.
Trend 2. Mobile + Social
72.2 million Americans accessed social networking sites or blogs on their mobile devices in August 2011, an increase of 37% from the previous year.
Trend 3. Mobile + Social in the Enterprise
Social technologies in enterprises have reached "critical scale ," with 72% of 4,200 global executives reporting that at least one social technology is being used for internal uses
Trend 4. Cloud
Spending on cloud computing will reach $60 billion in 2012, representing a growth rate of four and a half times the industry overall.
Trend 5. Mobile + Cloud
There will be just shy of 1 billion mobile cloud users come 2014.
Trend 6. Outsourcing
The MW Index shows that SaaS companies are garnering 60% more enterprise value in the public markets than their counterparts in the other industries.
Finally, Leadership Capital also determined the hot and not so hot jobs based on search demand. So there were three factors in determining the list:
• The MW Index
• Six Hot Trends
• Search Demand
The Hot Executive IT Jobs
1. CEO or Board member, Digital Commerce Company -- The new mantra, which is redefining commerce, is mobility, the newest megatrend in business.
2. Chief Digital or eCommerce Officer –- As Digital Commerce companies are on the rise, all companies must find the C-level executive to leverage and exploit the new world of commerce.
3. Head of Technology Infrastructure and Delivery Services -– This role, which has started to show up at the C-level, is driven by SaaS.
4. Director of Outsourced Services (Enterprise) -- With enterprises focused on whittling down staff to only core services, outsourcing is going to continue with fast-paced growth.
5. Chief Sales Officer of BPO Company –- Although BPO is not on the same torrid enterprise value growth path as SaaS, it is an industry that is growing and segmenting.
6. Chief Information Security Officer (corporate) or Partner, Security Practice (technology consulting firm) –- Security is the paramount prerequisite to cloud computing and SaaS offerings.
7. Chief Marketing Officer, Established Consumer Services/Products/Retail Company – With Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter and Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG) as marketing channels on top of traditional media, today's Chief Marketing Officer needs to be constantly testing and rolling out the programs that deliver.
8. Consulting Firm Partner (Strategy consulting, IT consulting, forensic accounting consultant) –- These positions are in great demand, and the pool of talented candidates able to balance the need for frequent travel against their family lives shrinks the pond. (continued...)