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Top 20 mobile skills in demand

Android, iOS and Blackberry top Dice's list of top search terms used by hiring managers at the tech job posting site.
Written by Joe McKendrick, Contributing Writer on

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
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