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Mining for Computing Jobs
January/February 2010 (vol. 27 no. 1)
pp. 78-85
Chuck Litecky, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Andrew Aken, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Altaf Ahmad, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
H. James Nelson, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Understanding the types of jobs, the skills used in those jobs, and the relative distribution of jobs available in the computing professions is imperative in today's economy. This article uses a Web content mining approach to address these information needs. With this approach, the authors identified 20 categories of current computing jobs and their associated skills needs. During the study period, they extracted and analyzed nearly a quarter million job ads from,, and The resulting data will be useful to current computing professionals, prospective employees, human-resource executives, and educational institutions.

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Index Terms:
clustering, web mining, data mining, computer and information science education, employment, occupations, software, software engineering
Chuck Litecky, Andrew Aken, Altaf Ahmad, H. James Nelson, "Mining for Computing Jobs," IEEE Software, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 78-85, Jan.-Feb. 2010, doi:10.1109/MS.2009.150
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