Development/Programming Career Articles


Tech Recruiter Sees Big Surge in Demand for Mobile Dev Skills

Randstad Technologies cited a 104 percent 2014-2016 year-over-year increase in demand for skills in technologies such as iOS, Android, HTML5, Angular, Java and JavaScript.

Stack Overflow Hiring Trends: ReactJS In, AJAX Out

The online programming community is providing guidance for developers who might be looking to change jobs in 2017.

SQL Holds Its Own in Lucrative Data Science Field

Contradicting a popular view that sees programming languages such as R, Python and Java as the top tools for data science (which has been dubbed the "The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century"), new research shows SQL holding its own.

Amazon Echo, Google Home Drive Demand for Natural Language Processing Skills

Developers with natural language processing skills have vaulted into the No. 1 position on a hottest-skills index catering to freelancers, replacing the prior No. 1: machine learning.

Data Scientist Heads '50 Best Jobs in America' List from Careers Site

The position heads Glassdoor's ranking for the second year in a row.

No Developer Jobs Make LinkedIn's Top 10 List for 2017 Salaries

LinkedIn's new report detailing the highest-paying jobs for 2017 is the rare study that doesn't include any developer jobs (or <i>any</i> tech jobs, for that matter) in its top 10 list.

'Best Job in America' Is Mobile App Developer

Taking into account quality-of-life factors, CNNMoney ranks mobile devs above professions with 3x higher salaries.

Are Mobile Designer Salaries Catching Up to Developers?

According to salary guides from career firms Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group, mobile designers rank near the top of tech professions expected to see significant salary increases in 2017.

Salary Report: Mobile, Big Data Devs Lead Pack

Still enjoying tremendous demand for their skills, mobile coders and Big Data specialists are set to command the highest developer-related salaries next year, according to a new report from careers firm Robert Half Technology.

Freelancing Site Says Machine Learning Is Hottest Skill

Freelancing site Upwork identified machine learning as the hottest skill in demand by employers in its latest skills index.

Salary Report Says Program Managers Top Software Engineers

Software engineers or data scientists often head the list of tech salary surveys, but the latest study from careers firm Hired Inc. shows a new leader: program manager.

Report: Austin Beats Silicon Valley in Adjusted Developer Salaries

Factoring in cost-of-living expenses, Austin and Seattle provide developers with more bang for their buck than does Silicon Valley, with its sky-high salaries being eroded by equally sky-high rents and mortgages, according to a new report from careers site Indeed.

Dev Survey: Mobile Developers Are Inexperienced, JavaScript Rules

Web and mobile development company Netguru has published the results of an ongoing Web survey it's conducting, revealing that, on the mobile side of things, "the vast majority of coders are quite inexperienced."

Stack Overflow Addresses Developer Salary Transparency

After discovering that job ads listing salaries are much more effective, developer Q&A site Stack Overflow has embraced public salary transparency with the introduction of the Stack Overflow Salary Calculator.

Surveys Shed Light on New Developers Entering Workforce

Two new surveys of recent graduates and students about to enter the developer workforce reveal lots of different opinions about their chosen vocations and one consensus conclusion: The developer hiring process is flawed.

Looking for a Pay Boost? Learn Scala, Go

An ambitious new skills report drawing on salary information from more than 2 million workers reveals that learning the programming languages Scala and Go are excellent career moves for software developers.

Freelancer Site Lists Top Requested Developer Skills

Thinking of going the freelance developer route? Toptal, which specializes in connecting "elite" freelance developers with companies looking to farm out projects, might help you decide if you specialize in the right areas with its new list of most requested skills.

Here's the New Skills Shortage: Open Source

Hiring managers just can't find enough talent skilled in open source technologies, according to a new survey from careers site Dice and The Linux Foundation.

Overwhelming Job Target for Coding Newbies? Web Developer

A new survey of adult coding neophytes conducted to find out who they are and how they're learning their dev skills reveals: "A vast majority are interested in working as Web developers, as opposed to other developer roles."

Data Scientists Flooding Field, Salaries Leveling Off, Report Says

The long-lasting hunt for elusive data science skills has brought new recruits flooding into the field, according to new research, resulting in salaries finally beginning to level off for what has been termed the "sexiest job" of the century and "best job" in America.

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