Top 10 IT Skills for 2013

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A new survey by leading recruiting firm CyberCoders found that several skills are in high demand in the current job market. Chief among those skills are mobile developers, who are highly sought as a result of the boom of mobile applications on Android and iOS.

CyberCoders analyzed more than 10,000 tech companies and their hiring requirements to compile the list of the hottest skills in the tech space. Data from CyberCoders reveals that candidates who have experience with iOS development, cloud computing programming and front-end development skills are most in demand in today’s tech career landscape.

CyberCoders Top 10 Tech Skills for 2013

  1. Mobile Development (iOS, Android)
  2. Cloud Computing (AWS, Azure)
  3. Front End Development (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript)
  4. UX/UI Design
  5. Big Data (Hadoop, MongoDB, NoSQL)
  6. C#
  7. Ruby on Rails
  8. Java
  9. PHP
  10. Linux

“A common theme among these technology skills is the need for open source, mobile, cloud or big data technologies, like iOS, Azure and Hadoop,” says Matt Miller CTO of CyberCoders.

“Everyday we see the engineers with these skills getting an average of four to five job offers,” says CEO and Founder of CyberCoders, Heidi Golledge. “Companies that provide cutting edge technology, great salaries and a positive company culture, will have a better chance at getting the tech candidates they need to compete in the ever changing social, data and mobile workplace,” says Golledge.

Front-end development for mobile applications and websites remains a top priority for companies. Developers who are coding with some of the new mobile optimized languages such as CSS3 and HTML5 are vital to tech companies that are looking to build content-rich pages with relatively light code.

The CyberCoders analysis also revealed a strong demand for UX/UI designers, because “companies appreciate the importance of creating compelling and engaging user experiences – these experiences result in an engaged and returning user base.”

“Every day we see the engineers with these skills getting an average of four to five job offers,” said CyberCoders CEO Heidi Golledge in a statement. “…”This is an incredible time for those who have tech skills or are willing to learn them. Unlike the dotcom bubble of the last decade, our need for continually improving technology is constant due to our improved processes and every day enjoyment of our smart phones and big data.”

This is the second year the company has released a Top-10 skill list. No new trends emerged this year, Miller said, but the demand for mobile development skills continues to surge. “And we don’t see that slowing down,” he said.