LinkedIn took a look at the skills and employment history of over 259 million members to determine what the most popular skills were this year.
10 of the listed 25 top skills, can be described with one base skill: Programming
Those 10 are (with their ranking):
- #2 Mobile Development
- #3 Cloud and Distributed Computing
- #4 Perl/Python/Ruby
- #12 Data Engineering and Data Warehousing
- #13 Web Programming
- #14 Algorithm Design
- #15 Database Management Software
- #17 C/C++
- #18 Middleware and Integration Software
- #19 Java Development
In 2010, there were 913,000 U.S. jobs for software developers, a number expected to grow by 30% from 2012 to 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. By comparison, the BLS forecasts growth in all U.S. jobs of just 14%.
2014 is just around the corner, and if you are not a programming, a new year’s resolution of learning how to code has never been easier, or cheaper!
Be sure to check Meetup.com for any local coding meetup and courses as well.