Top 10 IT skills most-often mentioned in job ads: HTML5, mobile apps are hot

Summary:Skills most-often mentioned across North American IT job ads. peruses through job openings across North America to spot the fastest-growing job categories.

The skill mentioned most often in ads these days is "HTML5" - the fastest growing term over the last year. Placing second is "Mobile app," followed by "Android."

Interestingly, "cloud computing" and "virtualization" round out the top 10 as well. Note in the charts, pasted below, how HTML5 went from nothing just 18 months ago, while virtualization demand has been gradually climbing over the past five years.

  1. HTML5
  2. Mobile app
  3. Android
  4. Twitter
  5. jQuery
  6. Facebook
  7. Social Media
  8. iPhone
  9. Cloud Computing
  10. Virtualization

Topics: CXO, Tech & Work


Joe McKendrick is an author and independent analyst who tracks the impact of information technology on management and markets. Joe is co-author, along with 16 leading industry leaders and thinkers, of the SOA Manifesto, which outlines the values and guiding principles of service orientation. He speaks frequently on cloud, SOA, data, and... Full Bio

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