It used to be that the only technological expertise you needed to get a job were basic word processing and webmail skills. Times have changed. According to Indeed, a job-finding search engine, the ten fastest-growing keywords in job postings have nothing to do with punctuality or writing skills, at least not the kind of writing most of us are used to.
Indeed analyzed millions of job postings and found that the top ten skills employers are looking for are all related to software development, mobile development and social media.
Although tech terms remained in the top spots, there was some notable reshuffling among the most popular keywords like Twitter and Facebook fell completely off the list, and their spots were taken by several platforms used in cloud computing. Here The List -:
- HTML5 - HTML5 is a new wen standard for presenting content online. This keyword also topped the trends list in Indeed’s previous study. Indeed has now found that between January 2010 and January 2011, the popularity of this keyword grew exponentially. Popular jobs associated with this keyword are web developer, front end developer and software engineer.
- MongoDB - According to GigaOm, “MongoDB is an open-source database, combining scalability, performance and ease of use with traditional relational database features such as dynamic queries and indexes.” Indeed has found that recruiters seeking software engineers look for potential hires with knowledge of MongoDB.
- iOS - Apple’s mobile operating platform is the second most popular in the U.S. after Android, according to Nielsen. iOS developers are suddenly in high demand among recruiters, higher than they were inIndeed’s previous study from February 2011.
- Android - According to Nielsen’s Q3 2011 report on smartphone market share, Android is the most popular smartphone platform in the U.S., commanding 43 percent of the market. Indeed’s data shows thatAndroid developers are a favorite of job recruiters.
- Mobile App - n July, Apple announced that over 15 billion apps had been downloaded from it’s app store. Mobile apps can unlock big potential for a small or large business, and employers are eager to hire mobile developers, according to Indeed’s research.
- Puppet - Recruiters seeking software administrators look for candidates with an understanding of Puppet, a software tool used in cloud computing. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Puppet and rival server-management tool Chef are “levers used to control data center computers in a more automated fashion. The software has helped companies tap vast stores of computing power in new ways, accelerating research in fields such as financial modeling and genetics.”
- Hadoop - According to Cloudera, Hadoop is an open-source data storage and processing framework “for consolidating, combining and understanding large-scale data.”
- PaaS - Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a tool used for developing programs in the cloud. According to Christopher Keene of The Keene View on Cloud Computing, PaaS are “development platforms for which the development tool itself is hosted in the cloud and accessed through a browser.”
- Social Media - Both small and large businesses have found that social media can be a powerful way to connect and engage with customers. If new employees have an understanding of sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and others, they can help their employers better utilize these media. Social media marketing managers are in particularly high demand, based on Indeed’s research.
- The Top 10 Trends In Tech Jobs (huffingtonpost.com)