Overall, the story is grim for IT professionals. According to Forrester Research, IT recruiting is as flat as a pancake.

But if you have the right skill set in IT, you could be a hot property. Dice.com, a major tech job recruiting site, is reporting that the two fastest growing demand in job skills are for virtualization and then cloud computing. Cloud computing ranked #16 a year ago.

Here's why:

On average, one IT person can manage about 65 servers. That same person can manage up to 77 virtualized servers.

Keep in mind, those were the fastest growing categories of hot job skills. The job skills most often mentioned in Dice ads were data base administration, Java or J2EE programming.