The 10 Fastest-Trending IT Skills: Spring 2015

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Apache Kafka

Average salary: $134,950
Ranks climbed: 1,798

Apache Kafka is an open-source tool developed by the Apache Software Foundation for maintaining real-time data feeds, capable of handling hundreds of megabytes of writes and reads per second from thousands of clients. Kafka’s cluster-centric design, with an emphasis on fault-tolerance and durability, makes it a favorite among an expanding subset of developers.

Without a doubt, data analytics and app building skills are some of the hottest, most in-demand skills sought by employers today. As well, JavaScript, C# and other program platforms and skill sets have widespread appeal and continue to be quite popular. But if you look a little deeper, you'll find a group of lesser-known skills that are gaining momentum and popularity with employers.

Dice recently analyzed its online job postings and identified tech skills that have skyrocketed in terms of demand. These skill sets are becoming vitally important for industries ranging from marketing to analytics. According to Dice, between 2013 and 2014, employers asked for the following skills with increasing frequency, and if you rank the skills by number of job postings in which they appear, a few jumped by more than 2,000 positions.

 

Related Topics : A Big Market for Big Data Jobs, Midmarket CIO, IT Management Automation, SharePoint, Technology Markets

 
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