10 Most In-Demand Software Skills

10 Most In-Demand Software Skills

Top 10 Software Developer Skills in DemandTop 10 Software Developer Skills in Demand

Java/J2EE, NET, C++, C#, Senior experience, SQL, HTML, C, Web, Linux

Java/J2EE Top Programming Language RequestedJava/J2EE Top Programming Language Requested

Commercialized 20 years ago, Java maintains its dominance of desirable software development skills by a large margin today.

Q1 Tech Job OpeningsQ1 Tech Job Openings

In Q1, 80,784 tech jobs were available, with the following breakout: 48,202 full-time, 35,094 contract, 1,828 part-time, 597 telecommuting

Wanted: Java Skills Bundled With Other LanguagesWanted: Java Skills Bundled With Other Languages

Java provides a framework for Hadoop, a platform that’s useful when you have a lot of data. Java knowledge is also important for Android developers.

Experienced Developers NeededExperienced Developers Needed

Hiring managers value experience and seek senior developers who they match with less experienced developers as they build teams in a tight job market.

New and Emerging TechnologiesNew and Emerging Technologies

Today’s core of technologies will inevitably change in accordance with trends like wearable electronics, the Internet of Things, and robots and drones. All of these technologies will require a new generation of software developers.

Wearable ElectronicsWearable Electronics

Wearable electronics include smart watches, bracelets and earbuds that measure, among other things, biometrics, and are poised to change how we live, work and play during the next decade. Professionally, UI gurus will benefit from this trend.

The Internet of ThingsThe Internet of Things

Six billion Internet-enabled devices will be manufactured this year. Developers and engineers with expertise in sensors, embedded systems and big data applications will be in high demand.

Drones and RobotsDrones and Robots

Amazon, Google, and other technology companies interested in robots and drones will generate new jobs in robotic design, engineering and software support.

Karen A. Frenkel
Karen A. Frenkel
Karen A. Frenkel is a contributor to CIO Insight. She covers cybersecurity topics such as digital transformation, vulnerabilities, phishing, malware, and information governance.

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