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New Programming Languages and Hiring Demand

Wanted Analytics shares the following:

Computer programming skills are some of the most in-demand in the United States. However, there are many different languages and operating systems, and not all employers require or use the same ones. Java, C++, PHP, .NET, HTML, CSS, and XML are all skills held by most computer programmers – and are consistently listed as a required skill in job ads. We wanted to look at a few of the fastest growing skills and the difficulty of recruiting IT professionals with them. The 3 we reviewed are:

 

  • Ruby (or Ruby on Rails)
  • REST (or RESTful)
  • JSON

During December 2011, Recruiters posted more than 3,200 job ads for Computer Programmers that included Ruby as one of their skill requirements. This represents a 40% year-over-year increase in demand compared to December 2010. Compared to prior years, the growth has been even more substantial – up 94% versus 2009, 130% compared to 2008, and more than 170% from 2007.

 

Volume of Job Ads that Include Ruby Skill Requirements

Hiring Demand for Computer Programmers with Ruby SkillsSource: WANTED Analytics

 

The volume of job ads that included REST requirements grew 60% between December 2010 and December 2011. More than 3,900 job ads included this programming skill – a 179% increase compared to December 2007.

 

Volume of Job Ads that Include REST Skill Requirements

 

Hiring Demand for Computer Programmers with REST SkillsSource: WANTED Analytics

 

Hiring demand for JSON grew the most since 2007. In December 2011, about 2,200 jobs were advertised online that included requirements for this skill set.  This is a 930% increase compared to December 2007 and more than 650% from 2008.

 

Volume of Job Ads that Include JSON Skill Requirements

Hiring Demand for Computer Programmers with JSON SkillsSource: WANTED Analytics

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