10 Most In-Demand Software Skills

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 06-11-2014 Email Print this article Print

The current job market has been very good for software developers, especially those with experience in several programming languages. The unemployment rate for software developers was 2.8 percent in Q1 of 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is a notable drop from the 5 percent unemployment rate in Q2 of 2009, the quarter when the economic recession ended, and 5.5 percent in Q1 2010. This quarter's report by Dice.com reveals the most-requested skills and platforms, and notes that those with expertise in clusters of language skills are in demand. Furthermore, the Dice report looks at what skills may be needed during the next decade as wearable technologies, the Internet of Things, and robotics and drones increasingly play a larger role. For a copy of the report, click here.

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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