Top 3 Dev Skills Needed: React, Python, JavaScript

According Hacker News' April 2018 Hiring Trends analysis (based on the language in the candidates-wanted postings on its Web site), the three top skills desired were React and Python (same as last month), with JavaScript moving into spot No. 3 (was fourth last montth).

These skills were followed by Amazon Web Services (which fell from third to fourth), full stack (which rose to fifth from seventh) and machine learning (which rose from sixth to eighth).

Here's April's top 10:

  1. React
  2. Python
  3. JavaScript
  4. AWS
  5. Full Stack
  6. Machine Learning
  7. Postgresql
  8. node.js
  9. golang
  10. DevOps

The results can also be sorted by "Rising," in which case the blockchain protocol Ethereum ranks first, followed by Kotlin, Hive, blockchain in general and then Vue.

The top five "falling" skills in April 2018 were Mesos, CoffeeScript, OpenStack, Bootstrap and Sidekiq.

You can see the results yourself and play around with the other data available here.

About the Author

Becky Nagel is the vice president of Web & Digital Strategy for 1105's Converge360 Group, where she oversees the front-end Web team and deals with all aspects of digital projects at the company, including launching and running the group's popular virtual summit and Coffee talk series . She an experienced tech journalist (20 years), and before her current position, was the editorial director of the group's sites. A few years ago she gave a talk at a leading technical publishers conference about how changes in Web browser technology would impact online advertising for publishers. Follow her on twitter @beckynagel.

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