The Most In-Demand Tech Skills for Us Firms3 min read
These ten technologies comprise more than half (53.5 percent) of the top 50 skills companies are hiring for at Turing.
Here’s a breakdown of the top 5 technologies:
React.js is the most in-demand programming language, by far
American firms find React.js the most helpful skill; it makes up 12 percent of Turing’s top 50 programming skills and nearly 40 percent of all front-end roles in the top 50. React has retained its position since the 2020 edition of this report, wherein it also comprised 12 percent of all roles. React allows companies to create apps with better UI, UX, and speed, which has undoubtedly contributed to its popularity with top tech companies.
Node and React combinations are prevalent
Moreover, an interesting pattern has emerged: more than half of the jobs that asked for Node also requested React as a required or optional skill (this skill pairing will face some tough competition from Python-React). Apart from React, the skills most commonly demanded with Node.js included AWS, Typescript, Python, PostgreSQL, and GraphQL.
Another in-demand pairing: Python and React
Python closely follows Node.js to take up 6.9 percent of the top 50 in-demand skills and 19.2 percent of back-end opportunities. Its versatility and efficiency are likely reasons for its popularity.
AWS has gained popularity
AWS usage has increased since the last edition of this report; AWS now makes up 6.3 percent of all top 50 job requirements, up from 5.3 percent. It is the most sought-after of all DevOps skills by far, forming almost half (46.3 percent) of all DevOps requirements in the top 50. Given that AWS offers robust security, is cost-effective, easy to scale, and adaptable, its popularity isn’t surprising.
These five skills prove most valuable for US companies looking to build and scale their software development teams. Other skills rapidly gaining popularity include Kubernetes, Docker, Ruby on Rails, Vue.js, Go/Golang, and PHP.
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