Monday, May 26, 2014

Employers Want Java Skills More Than Anything Else

InfoWorld (05/21/14) 

Java/J2EE was the most in-demand software development skill for employers searching Dice.com in the first quarter of 2014, according to the company. By a wide margin, Java skills topped .Net, C++, C#, senior development skills, SQL, HTML, C, Web, and Linux. "Experience is clearly of value, with many hiring managers seeking senior developers," says Dice president Shravan Goli. Still, computer science ranked 33rd on the site, which should equate to demand for those with recent diplomas. Among technologies specifically geared to Web development, JavaScript was 12th on the list, followed by ASP.Net at 17th, HTML5 at 19th, PHP at 20th, and CSS at 32nd. Mobile skills were mostly ranked lower than Web skills, with Android ranking 31st and iOS coming in at 35th. Dice foresees rising demand for developers and designers with skills pertaining to wearable electronics, the Internet of Things, and drones and robots.