The most in-demand technologies for IT professionals

Software developers

The top ten software development languages are dominated by legacy languages such as Java, Javascript, C and HTML, according to Pluralsight. But four new technologies–Python, Android Development, PHP, and Git–have entered the top ten since last year, pushing out Blockchain, jQuery, CSS, and Arduino.

Top 10 in-demand: Software developer

  1. JavaScript
  2. Java
  3. HTML
  4. Python
  5. C++
  6. Android Development
  7. C
  8. C#
  9. PHP
  10. Git

Top 10 fastest growth rate: Developer

  1. Svelte
  2. UiPath
  3. Microsoft Powerapps
  4. Fixie
  5. Microsoft Managed Services Engine
  6. Microsoft Flow
  7. Dart
  8. Automation Anywhere
  9. MobX
  10. .Net Core

“Software engineering teams face the challenge of maintaining expertise in core legacy languages such as JavaScript or C, while staying open to new technologies that enable them to create new products and services for their customers,” Travis Kimmel, head of developer productivity at Pluralsight, said in a press release. “As software development languages, tools, and frameworks continuously evolve, engineers must find ways to stay informed on what’s new and keep pace with the speed of change.”

Data professionals

Rising demand for data-intensive applications using machine learning and artificial intelligence has created a greater need for data technologies in the enterprise market.

Top 10 in-demand: Data

  1. R
  2. Microsoft SQL Server
  4. Google Analytics
  5. Tensorflow
  6. Microsoft Power BI
  7. Tableau
  8. SAS
  9. Pandas
  10. Apache Spark

Top 10 fastest growth rate: Data

  1. ADAMS
  2. webreadr
  3. HPAT
  4. Plasticity Magnitude
  5. Amazon SageMaker
  6. Qlik Core
  7. Google Cloud DataProc
  8. Apache ORC
  9. Databricks
  10. Amazon Rekognition

“Data is playing an increasingly important role for businesses looking to gain a competitive edge and as such, enterprises are investing heavily in technologies that enable machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), and analytics to get the insights and deliver the services they need to stay ahead,” James Aylward, head of learning at Pluralsight, said in a press release.

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