Job search application 500 Miles just released a report, using big data to figure out which skills were in the highest demand across 350,000 tech companies all over the world. The goal: to “provide deep insights that help you make more informed decisions about the skills you spend time acquiring.”
Here are the results:
Here's the list, from most in-demand to least:
Note that there's a steep drop off after the top two, c and c++, and there's another drop after python on the above list. Here's a look at the same info in a different graph format, if that helps drive the point home.
This doesn't mean you should immediately find the nearest “c++ for dummies book,” though that can't hurt. The data also revealed a few more facts that 500 Miles adds a further explanation for. First, they explain:
Also, the next in-demand skill you develop might depend on what company you're the most interested in:
Which company would you rather work at? Airbnb? Dropbox? Somewhere else? Find out what skills they're look for, and dive in.