Published on January 9th, 2013 | by Amy Edwards1
Work In Web Development? Top 5 In-Demand Programming Skills Of 2012
By Amy @BubbleJobs
Here at Bubble every now and again we like to do a bit of digging in our back yard to give you guys a unique perspective into what’s really going on in the digital industry – after all, we advertise hundreds of jobs on a daily basis from big names like comparethemarket.com, Virgin Atlantic and B&Q so we have shed-loads of data regarding what employers are actually searching for from digital candidates.
Today I thought I’d shine a spotlight on web development jobs to see which skills were pretty essential for bagging a job in the digital industry in 2012. Now, as you’re probably aware, here at Bubble web development is one of our biggest industry areas (and one of the most diverse) so we had plenty of data to go at.
Now, I should probably point out I’m not trying to say that if you don’t have these skills, you won’t have been able to bag a web developer job in 2012 – I’m just saying that these are the programming skills that featured more than any others in our job adverts over the last 12 months.
Think you already know old-school things like HTML and Oracle ruled the roost last year? You might want to think again!
1. Java: Storming in at the top spot it’s Java. Yep, believe it or not, Java was the most requested programming skill employers were searching for in 2012. Out of the last 20,000 web developer vacancies we’ve listed on the site, Java appeared in a whopping 20% of all adverts, making it the clear winner by a mile! Will this be the case in 2013? Who knows, but with over 200 Java jobs on our board right now, it’s definitely not a bad start.
2. .Net: In second place, appearing in nearly 6.5% of all our web development vacancies came .Net. Yep, it might be pretty old-school but .Net jobs are still hot property when it comes to the web and software development industry. Looking forward to the next 12 months, it’s hard to say if .Net jobs will be as popular in 2013 but with more than 50 .Net-related jobs on the site today, you’ve certainly got a few to choose from.
3. SQL: Narrowly missing out on the second place spot it’s SQL. Taking third place in our list, SQL developer jobs appeared in more than 6% of the last 20,000 software development vacancies advertised on our job board. Not a pro in SQL? You’d better brush up on your skills because with more than 60 live SQL developer jobs on our board right now, we have a feeling it’s only going to get more popular!
4. PHP: In fourth place it’s good old PHP. Appearing in more than 5% of our web developer vacancies, PHP is still an extremely popular coding language and is often seen as the “bread and butter” of web development. With over 75 live PHP developer jobs on our site at the moment, it’s clear PHP isn’t about to fall out of favour anytime soon.
5. Linux: Taking the last spot and appearing in just over 5% of our vacancies it’s Linux. Popular with a range of online companies, Linux has gone from strength to strength in recent years and with Canonical recently announcing they’re bringing Ubuntu to mobile in 2014, it looks like Linux jobs are definitely be worth keeping an eye on in 2013.