20 Mobile Developer Skills in Top Demand

The year 2013 was the year for BYOD, and it looks like 2014 will be the year IT organizations worldwide turn up the volume on developing mobile applications.

According to a recent survey commissioned by CA Technologies and conducted by Vanson Bourne, 60 percent of IT decision makers worldwide have now or will have an enterprise-wide mobility strategy in 2014. High enterprise demand, tablet growth and Android device growth mean software developers, help desk and technical support specialists, networking professionals, mobile application developers and database administrators will be in top demand in the year ahead, said Rich Hein of CIO in an article on CiteWorld.

In Dice’s November report, “Requesting Mobile Expertise,” Dice President Shravan Goli reported that IT hiring managers and recruiters are searching for mobile developer talent through the following 20 search requests:

Dice search requests

“There are mobile mainstays in the top 20 hiring manager requests: Java, SDK and Objective-C and HTML5,” Goli said in the report. “Javascript and popular library, JQuery are tied together frequently in hiring managers’ wish lists, while Informix and .NET may be a testament to companies trying to mobilize their current infrastructures.”

The search for these skillsets likely means IT departments are looking to handle employee mobile device demands and build customer-facing apps, according to a CA Technologies analysis of the Dice report.


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