Dice.com job survey shows strong demand for developers in 2013
While the start of the New Year has brought on much talk about falling off a fiscal cliff and into a recession, there is good news for those in IT careers, particularly those close to the application, according to a new Dice.com report.
The report, which says that tech hiring should continue on the growth path for at least the first half of this year, lists the top 5 skills in demand as:
- Java/J2EE developers
- Mobile developers
- .NET developers
- Data Analysts/Analytics
- Software developers
Obviously, software development skills are in high demand as they take up the four of the top five slots. Though “hot” techs such as Ruby on Rails gets a lot of press, this list shows that “old-school” Java and .NET still play a big role in enterprise applications. Though I will admit I am a little surprised mobile is not number one, given everything seems to be about mobile lately.
The new addition to the list for 2013 is data analysts/analytics skills, which Dice says didn’t even make the top 10 in last year’s survey. This need is being driven by the growth of Big Data, which requires an analytics background to help wade through the mass of information. This is clear evidence that Big Data is something enterprises are focused on and is not just marketing hype by the vendor community.
On the other end of the scale, Dice.com says the lower priority hires are:
- Entry-level talent
- Quality Assurance
- Support personnel
That’s not to say those jobs aren’t available, they’re just not as hot as those working on business-critical applications.
Despite the less-than-certain financial outlook here in the U.S., it is nice to see that IT hiring remains robust and that application development skills are in demand.
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