Online programming community Stack Overflow is providing guidance for developers who might be looking to change jobs in 2017.
The research is out, and today ReactJS is in and AJAX is out. Those two web technologies showed the most and least demands in the market.
The data came from Stack Overflow website.
“We looked at targeting options of employers on Stack Overflow Jobs that were used by at least 200 companies since the beginning of 2015,” the company said in a blog post today. “The fastest growing targets are ReactJS, Docker, Ansible, and Apache Spark, followed by System Administration and QA.”
Technologies showing the largest drop in demand include LAMP, AJAX, Backbone.js.
Along with AJAX, the other web technologies include WordPress and Jquery which are on the other end of demand spectrum. “It might be time to rebrand” if you identify with those less-in-demand technologies, the company said.
“The areas showing the highest demand relative to the number of developers available (in other words, the demand heavily outweighs the supply of qualified candidates in these fields) are backend Web/ cloud, iOS, Android and DBA/ SQL,” the company said.
Mobile app developers are seeing a higher demand for jobs in their field as the demand grows for developers; this brings a rise in the salaries for developers, leading one mainstream publication to term iOS and Android job as the best developer jobs in the market.
“Both iOS and Android showed up on our high demand list, indicating a continued focus on mobile development,” Stack Overflow said. “Other companies indicate a desire for candidates with knowledge and experience in both platforms. Atlassian, for example, is currently hiring both a Senior Android Developer and a Senior iOS Developer. Other examples include Mobile Developer, iOS Software Engineer, Mobile Applications and Android Mobile Dev Engineer.”
At the losing end of demand/supply equation was WordPress again.
“The most oversaturated technologies include WordPress and Desktop OSX; if you are hoping to find a new position in these fields, it may be an uphill battle in 2017,” the report said. “Consider brushing up on some technologies that offer higher employer demand and less competition.”