Ten Most-Desired Software Development Skills

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Before there's the need to hire sales, digital marketing and finance professionals, companies need creators. And, there's no doubt this job market has been good to tech's chief creators – our software developers.

In the first quarter of 2014, the unemployment rate for software developers was 2.8 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That compares to 5 percent in the second quarter of 2009 (the quarter in which the recession ended) and 5.5 percent in the first quarter of 2010.

To put demand in some perspective, employers searched Dice thousands of times to start the year just looking for software developers, engineers, architects and leads. A look inside those searches reveals the combination of skills and experience hiring managers search for along with those titles.

 

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