With the current turmoil in the U.S. economy, it is more necessary than ever to ensure that graduates and employees have the skills necessary to compete in the job market. Previous research has looked at job advertisements in print and online media to determine skills that employers were seeking. That research has allowed only a relatively small sample of the jobs currently available to be analyzed. This research uses a web content data mining program which has obtained one quarter of a million U.S. job advertisements for information technology degree graduates from various job websites. The web content mining program then extracted the skills mentioned in those job ads for subsequent analysis.
Litecky, Chuck; Aken, Andrew; Prabhakar, Bipin; and Arnett, Kirk, "Skills in the MIS Job Market" (2009). AMCIS 2009 Proceedings. 255.