Planning to add some muscle to your software development team in 2014? If you want to stay ahead of the curve in the New Year, you will want developers with these skills working for you.
We analyzed the hiring requirements for thousands of tech companies and consulted with our top tech recruiters to determine which software development skills will be the most in-demand in 2014.
“While heavyweights like Java and C# remain in demand, we are seeing strong growth in mobile and big data technologies like HTML5, CSS3 and Hadoop,” says CyberCoders CTO Matt Miller.
Demand for awesome software developers with the skills listed above is high and supply is low. And if you want to attract the best development talent, money alone won’t do it.
So, what will?
To answer the question, we talked to our developers here at CyberCoders (who have built the most powerful and effective software in the recruiting industry!) about what they look for when deciding where to work.
Here’s what they told us:
Purpose: I want to work for a business I care about. It’s not just about slinging code, but producing something that has a measurable and positive impact, helps others and solves interesting problems.
Great Team: The best thing you can do as a developer is to surround yourself with people who are smarter than you, and always learn from them. Software development is a team sport. If you can’t trust your team or get along with your teammates, you’re on the wrong team.
Freedom: Some companywide coding standards are important to be able to work efficiently and effectively together; but if you’re being micromanaged at your desk, you’re probably going to start looking for a new job.
High Tech: One of the reasons I left my last place is because they were always hesitant about getting the latest technology. I don’t want to be the one who is using a typewriter when everyone else is using a supercomputer.
Compensation: Often hiring managers leverage a bonus or profit sharing to make-up for a difference in base salary. Many developers would prefer no bonus in order to get the base salary they desire. A bonus is exactly that a perk, not a substitution for salary.
Work-life Balance: More and more developers want a solid paid time off package. Being able to balance personal time or time with family is a value that many developers not only want but demand.
Attracting talent with top-notch tech skills is not always easy. Understanding what creates a happier work culture for your team can create a successful hiring environment.
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