2013's Top Ten In-Demand Technology Skills

2013's Top Ten In-Demand Technology Skills

2013's Top Ten In-Demand Technology Skills

Mobile Development (iOS, Android)  Gartner forecasts that mobile device sales will reach 1.9 billion this year, driving the demand for Apple and Android hotshots.

How does the sound of competing job offers—along with multiple salary and benefits proposals—sound to you? And what about the chance to negotiate for flex hours and an extra week of vacation? This is hardly an impossible dream. With the right technology skills, you could end up writing your own ticket in the professional world. Given this, we present the following "Top Ten Skills for 2013" from Cybercoders.com, which compiled the list from an analysis of hiring requirements among more than 10,000 companies. As you may expect, trends in mobility, big data and cloud computing are influential drivers in the list's rankings. "We see the engineers with these skills getting an average of four to five job offers," says Heidi Golledge, CEO and founder of CyberCoders, a tech recruitment business. "Unlike the dot-com bubble of the last decade, our need for continually improving technology is constant due to our improved processes and everyday enjoyment of our smart phones. This is an incredible time for those who have tech skills—or are willing to learn them." She adds that qualified engineers are seeking a great deal from the companies recruiting them, including access to cutting-edge technologies, high salaries and a winning corporate culture.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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