Developers are in high demand, but there is still a need to stand out from the crowd. Here’s how to make yourself as hireable as possible.
Learning to be a top developer or programmer takes a lot of work. Many coders and developers are self-taught, but training should be equated to learning another language.
There are a large number of programming languages you can master but some are more valuable than others, especially when it comes to the demands of the current job market.
James Milligan, IT director at Hays Recruitment, says that while he continues to see a consistent demand for .Net developers, the fastest-growing technologies in demand are AngularJS, Java and Python.
“In addition to these three mainstream technologies, we’re observing a rise in demand for new and complementary tools such as the ReactJS library, the Docker container system and Google’s Go language,” he said.
“In tandem, we see real need for DevOps skills.” DevOps is all about making development and deployment processes more efficient and reliable.
Why is this so important if you want to be a top developer? Milligan said that while writing an app is a valuable skill, so is getting one deployed on time, and that’s where DevOps comes into play.
Additionally, SQL topped the list, with the number of Indeed job descriptions including SQL increasing by nearly 50,000 this year compared to last year.
While there are are no shortage of developer jobs out there, putting yourself at the forefront means having the most in-demand skills and learning the top languages in the business.