As a new year unfolds in the technology industry, it can bring about lots of transition. And while some things will remain unchanged when it comes to new technological developments and the skills required to meet them, others shall without doubt evolve rapidly–driving continuous improvement and innovation.
We’ve compiled information on the in-demand tech jobs and the skills needed for 2019 and beyond through online research and what our clients are seeking in terms of a consultant, or new hire, and featuring these lucrative roles here on our blog weekly. 2020 will be here before we know it. It will be interesting to see what sought after jobs and skills will be carried over and what new ones will make the list. If you’re seeking talent or a new opportunity yourself, get in touch. Let’s make 2019 a great year for tech and IT careers together.
Highly Hirable in 2019: Full Stack Developers
Take a look on Indeed, Dice, or any major job search site and you’ll see thousands of openings for these professionals. And what’s more, not
all available openings make it onto popular job search engines–meaning, there’s plenty of opportunity for savvy devs who look for openings beyond big search sites (hint: recruiters–like neteffects, directly with companies of interest, StackOverflow, Reddit, etc.)
Sought-After Full-Stack Developer Skills*
For back-end server side languages at least one of the following: Java, Python, Rust, plus a framework: Spring, Hibernate, or another (for Java), Flask, Django, or another (for Python), and Rocket, Actix (for Rust)
When it comes to databases it’s desirous & beneficial to know a couple: MySQL, NoSQL, MongoDB, PostgresSQL, Cassandra, Redis, etc.
Full-stack devs should also have a good foundation or understanding of in security best practices. For more information on security for full-stack developers, check out these checklists by LogRocket.
Other skills (integrations, code management, & deployment):
◊ Collaboration–Git (a must), bug/issue tracker tools (JIRA, Backlog), and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery tools (Jenkins, Bamboo)
◊ Deployment & setting up cloud servers for hosting–AWS, Microsoft Azure, GoogleCloud, etc
◊ Server management–Docker, Kubernetes, Node.js, New Relic, etc. & related tools like Jenkins
◊ Ability to integrate with 3rd party services
*Note: skills sought/needed will vary based on individual employer needs
NETEFFECTS PRO POINTER
Lots of companies are moving away from the siloed front and back-end development teams–requiring developers who can work on all levels of the application stack. Developers who can scratch this itch, will be more sought after. With that said, if you’re solely front or back-end as a developer, now’s the time to learn more and increase the value you can offer to potential employers, as this position is sure to continue to see upward growth & demand in the coming years.
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