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)
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
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 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