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 former editorial director and director of Web for 1105 Media's Converge 360 group, and she now serves as vice president of AI for company, specializing in developing media, events and training for companies around AI and generative AI technology. She's the author of "ChatGPT Prompt 101 Guide for Business Users" and other popular AI resources with a real-world business perspective. She regularly speaks, writes and develops content around AI, generative AI and other business tech. Find her on X/Twitter @beckynagel.