As the tech industry continues to evolve and expand, it can be difficult for both job seekers and employers to keep up with the most in-demand programming languages and technical roles. However, a recent report by CodinGame and CoderPad aims to provide some insight into the current state of tech jobs.
In terms of language frameworks, React, Node.js, .NETCore, Spring, and Angular 2+ were the most in-demand and best-known. Angular 2+ had slightly lower supply compared to demand due to its declining popularity among developers.
The report also found that the most in-demand skills among developers were web development, AI, machine learning, and game development. Interestingly, there was a slight drop in the popularity of AI, machine learning among developers, from 30% in the 2021 survey to 24% in 2022. On the other hand, the top three skills that tech recruiters wanted to hire for were web development, DevOps, and database software development.
When it comes to technical positions overall, the report found that the most in-demand roles among tech recruiters were back-end developers (55.04%), full-stack developers (54.33%), and applications developers (45.12%). These roles aligned with the web development skills that recruiters sought. However, one sought-after role that has seen a decline in demand is that of DevOps engineer, which dropped from the 3rd to 5th most-popular role. CodinGame and CoderPad theorize that this shift may be due to businesses maturing in their adoption of DevOps and viewing it as a principle to apply within a tech team, rather than a specialist role.
The positions that companies struggled to hire for largely correlated with the most in-demand roles, indicating a potential shortage of full-stack and back-end engineering candidates. One possible explanation for this is the widespread availability of online training courses for front-end development, whereas full-stack and back-end developers tend to take a more traditional academic path. This longer learning pattern creates a disconnect between market demand and supply, and recruiters are feeling the effects of this.
The report also found that most developers – around 59% – did not have a university degree in Computer Science, while around a third said they were primarily self-taught. In markets where a Computer Science degree is the norm, over half of engineers today wouldn’t meet that standard. This highlights the need for employers to be open to diverse backgrounds and skill sets when hiring for technical roles.
Overall, the report provides valuable insights into the current state of tech hiring and the most in-demand programming languages and jobs. It highlights the need for companies to stay current with the latest technologies and skills and to be open to diverse backgrounds and skill sets when hiring for technical roles. As the tech industry continues to evolve, it’s important for both job seekers and employers to stay informed and adapt to the changing job market.