iOS/Mobile Development Among The Most Sought After IT Skills


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According to Dice, mobile app development is the second most sought after IT skill set.
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Dice’s monthly report of the IT job market continues to show that developers remain the most in-demand jobs. Fully half of the top ten jobs listed are for various kinds of developers with mobile app development ranking as the second most in-demand skill.

That’s not too surprising all things considered. As we noted this morning, a recent Symantec study notes that 59% of companies are actively working to create mobile versions of their internal line of business. That doesn’t even take into account customer-facing apps, which are more and more seen as a requirement.

Other in-demand development skills include Java, Microsoft .NET, web, and the rather generic software developer. Java stole the number one slot. With one exception, development skills make up the top five skill sets. The one non-developer position was related to data and network security.

The complete list is as follows:

  1. Java developer
  2. Mobile developer
  3. .NET developer
  4. software developer
  5. Security
  6. SAP
  7. SharePoint
  8. Web developers
  9. Active federal security clearance
  10. Network engineer

There could easily be a number of reasons why each of those skills is in-demand at this time. Certainly one reason security skills are in growing demand is the growing number of mobile devices, including employee-owned devices, in most workplaces.

The reason for the high demand for mobile developers, however, is most likely because the market for mobile apps is driving an increasing need for companies to develop app strategies. That growth is almost certainly outstripping the number of applicants with serious iOS or Android development skills.

If you’re a developer with iOS experience, this proves that there’s a good chance of landing your pick of jobs if you considering a career move.

According to Dice’s job location data, the majority of tech jobs are the New York metro are (including New Jersey) and the Baltimore/Washington D.C. corridor followed by Silicon Valley.

Source: Dice