A glance at the job postings on data storage LinkedIn groups will tell the story: storage specialists are in demand. In fact, according to a recent report from the Enterprise Strategy Group, 12% of enterprises believed that their company lacks adequate storage skills.

The ESG 2011 IT Spending Intentions report, which surveys 611 organizations, stated that 39% of organizations surveyed said they would add IT staff in 2011. 19% of respondents included in the report said that they would add storage administrators.

Because storage specialists seem to be in high demand, their skill sets can demand a premium. Some organizations created reward programs to help them discover premium talent. Reliant Technology, has created a reward program to find talented storage engineers. Their program offers a $5,000 reward to anyone who refers a candidate that becomes a successful hire.

To find more information about the rewards program, visit http://bit.ly/w5EqD9