Top 20 mobile skills in demand

Summary:Android, iOS and Blackberry top Dice's list of top search terms used by hiring managers at the tech job posting site.

Dice, the mega-job board for tech professionals, just issued a list of the top search terms hiring managers are using to secure mobile development talent.

iPhone in use-photo by Joe McKendrick
Photo credit: Joe McKendrick

Of note: Blackberry app development is still in the game, ranked as the fourth most sought-after skill on the list this month. Android appears to top Apple's iOS, but "iPhone" also appears in seventh place, so it's not clear where iOS demand ranks. But then again, Java ranks third place, and the language has only been available to iOS platforms for less than a year, so it's likely still reflects Android activity.

Interestingly, Dice President Shravan Goli also observes that the presence of Informix and .NET in the top 10 "may be a testament to companies trying to mobilize their current infrastructures.'

The top 20 search terms are as follows:

  1. Android
  2. iOS
  3. Java
  4. Blackberry
  5. 4G
  6. SDK
  7. iPhone
  8. C#, C, C/C++
  9. Objective-C
  10. Informix
  11. Unix
  12. Javascript
  13. iPad
  14. Design
  15. CSS
  16. UI
  17. HTML5
  18. JQuery
  19. .NET
  20. Linux

Topics: Developer, BlackBerry, iOS, iPhone, Mobile OS, Mobility


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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