According to the January Dice Report, demand for technology professionals remains high, especially in specialized areas such as security, mobile development, and DevOps. The Dice Hiring Survey asked employers to name the most challenging talent to hire in 2016, resulting in the following list (ranked sequentially, with software developer counting as hardest-to-hire).
1. Software Developer
Developers are responsible for building, testing, and road-mapping software. That means writing and maintaining code throughout the software lifecycle, including updates. Developers must also find and fix any bugs, a time-consuming (and critical) process.
But what differentiates a typical developer from a great one? Those who are unafraid to learn on the job, manage their careers aggressively (which means keeping up-to-date on skills), and effectively schedule their time have a good chance of standing out from the pack.
2. Java Professional
As the name suggests, these jobs involve developing code via Java, an object-oriented programming language. Java can run on platforms without recompiling; it was also the top programming language of 2015, according to TIOBE, which is probably a contributing factor to why it ranked so highly here.
Next up: Security and .NET (Click below)