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Survey: Top 40 Most Searched IT Skills Spring 2014

Dice Most Desired Skills Developers

Whether I am talking with a Recruiter or HR pro, IT developer or CIO the most frequently asked question is:

What are the hot skills?

My Recruiter and HR friends are usually asking so they can figure out if they suck at recruiting or if the demand/competition is as intense as they think.

Developers are asking to know if they should be raising their rates/salaries and/or where the market is going with technology.

Dice has a survey with the most 40 searched terms from January to mid April and I mention it in my:

Minnesota IT Jobs, Salary and Recruiting Report Summer 2014

The list as posted on Dice What Are the Next Big Developer Skills?

1. Java/J2EE
2. .NET
3. C++
4. C#
5. Senior
6. SQL
8. C
9. Web
10. Linux
11. WPF
12. JavaScript
13. SDLC
14. Python
15. Test, Tester, Testing
16. Embedded
18. Oracle
19. HTML5
20. PHP
21. SharePoint
22. Unix
23. RWD
24. Mobile
25. Ruby
26. Security
27. Database
28. XML
29. Perl
30. Agile
31. Android
32. CSS
33. Computer Science
34. Network
35. iOS
36. Websphere
37. Spring
38. QA
39. MVC
40. SDET

I’m not surprised by what is on the list or in the order. Surely my startup friends are thinking Ruby and JavaScript would be higher on the list.

While in great demand the number of Java and .Net jobs at larger companies are x times more than what are available at startup and small tech companies.

Have any questions about this or my Summer 2014 Report? Send me an email:

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