This January 2007 report from eWeek states that specialized skill shortages will swell IT salaries.
According to that article, "demand in the software development area will include Business Objects, Java, [Microsoft] developers, SAS programmers and systems architects." (Bold added by me.)
I guess their crystal ball is pretty good, because they've just followed up with an article about how demand for BI developers outweighs the supply.
SAS is doing its part to groom the next generation of workers with these skills. Part of that effort involves exposing them to the wider SAS community with the student ambassador program. And of course we have the SAS OnDemand for Academics program, which makes SAS software more accessible to a wide range of higher education sites.