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Development Expertise Dominates List of Most In-Demand Job Skills

  • December 20, 2013
  • By Developer.com Staff

LinkedIn has released its roundup of the 25 hottest job skills for 2013, and development skills are all over the list. While the number one skill was social media marketing, the rest of the top five—mobile development, cloud and distributed computing, Perl/Python/Ruby, and statistical analysis and data mining—all relate at least in part to programming.

Other development and IT skills on the list include user interface design (6), retail payment and information systems (10), business intelligence (11), data engineering and data warehousing (12), Web programming (13), algorithm design (14), database management and software (15), computer graphics and animation (16), C/C++ (17), middleware and integration software (18), Java development (19), software QA and user testing (20), software engineering management (22), information security (23) and storage systems and management (25).

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