What is the number one tech skill in demand?
SQL. So says Wanted Analytics and their data:
We often look at technology hiring demand, but today we wanted to focus just on the skill that is most commonly required in online technology job ads: Structured query language or SQL. In October, there were about 175,000 technical jobs available online that required SQL experience or knowledge. This is a 6% increase in demand compared to 1 year ago, and represents about 26% of all IT related hiring demand. After reaching an all-time high demand in March, demand has been gradually declining from month-to-month. However, it saw an increase in October. Will it continue to grow through the end of the year?
Hiring Demand for SQL Skills – 4 Year Hiring Trend
SQL skill requirements can be seen in most computer related occupations. However, Web Developers and Computer System Analysts have the highest demand for this skill set. In October, just over 40,000 jobs were online with this requirement, a 10% increase compared to October of 2011. Computer Systems Analysts, along with Software Engineers (applications), grew by about 6%.
Occupations that Most Commonly Require SQL Skills – October 2012 vs. October 2011
What other skills are commonly required alongside SQL? Below are the 10 other skills that are also seen in tech jobs that require structured query language:
- Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
- Oracle Java
- Software development
- Extensible Markup Language (XML)
- Relational Database Management System (RDBMS)
- Problem solving
- Microsoft .NET Framework (.NET)
- Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)