Technical Recruiting Leader, CyberCoders, Releases The Top 10 Hottest Tech Skills for 2013

Top 10 Hottest Technical Skills for 2013

Technical Recruiting Leader, CyberCoders, Releases The Top 10 Hottest Tech Skills for 2013


Knowing Cloud Technology, JSON and Objective-C is Key for Scoring a Career with Today’s Leading Technology Companies

IRVINE, Calif.–CyberCoders, the leading worldwide recruiting firm that utilizes technology and exceptional recruiters in its passionate pursuit to match great people with great companies, reveals the hottest technical skills for 2013. Highly skilled technical professionals are some of the most coveted candidates in today’s workforce. With salaries that often begin at six figures, highly skilled technical positions for developers, software engineers, and software architects remain in constant demand. As technology continues to evolve, CyberCoders identifies those skills that will be in the highest demand for 2013.

Top 10 Hottest Technical Skills for 2013

Rank Skill Job Types Associated with Skill Average Salary Range
1 JSON Web Developer $98,000 – $103,000
2 Objective-C Developer, Mobile Developer $100,000 -$112,000
3 SAAS Software Engineer, Developer $102,000-$115,000
4 Cloud Cloud Engineer, Developer $96,000 – $115,000
5 XCode Mobile Developer $98,000 – $108,000
6 SharePoint Developer $80,000 – $92,000
7 ERP Account Manager, Analyst $73,000 -$85,000
8 HTML 5 Front End Developer $64,000 – $72,000
9 T-SQL Data Analyst $73,000 – $90,000
10 iOS Developer $111,000 -$118,000

“At CyberCoders, we are proud of being the leader in tech recruiting,” says Heidi Golledge, CEO and co-founder of CyberCoders. “We focus on identifying the skills that are in the highest demand to assist our client companies in their efforts to stay competitive by deploying the latest technologies.

“Looking forward to 2013, the need for talented programmers with mobile skills is at the top of many CTO’s ‘most wanted’ list. Companies are looking for experience in areas such as cloud development, JSON, mobile and Objective-C, the main program used for Apple OS X and iOS operating systems. These folks are some of the most sought-after developers in their field.”

“The average salaries for many of these positions reaches well into six-figures,” says Matt Miller, CTO at CyberCoders. “Some of the highest paid candidates are those who have multi-platform skills and can design and code for the fast-paced, ever-changing world of mobile applications.”

CyberCoders analyzed the types of skills requested of developers, engineers, analysts, architects and product managers from 2011 to 2012. In addition, CyberCoders evaluated the average salaries for these jobs to determine the average estimated salary for those with skills ranging from cloud to HTML-5 development.

“Just as technology evolves, so do the skills that technical professionals need to have to remain successful and relevant in their field,” says Golledge. “At CyberCoders, we focus on finding great people for great companies that are truly driven to build amazing things for their company. Since we find jobs for thousands of engineers every year, we know that engineers are happiest when they can continue to learn new skills and build killer applications.”

About CyberCoders

Founded in 1999, CyberCoders recruits professionals for all types of jobs including engineering, technology, sales, executive, financial, accounting, and scientific, legal and operational positions across all industries. With a team of more than 200 recruiters and thousands of job openings, CyberCoders is the worldwide leader in recruiting and staffing.

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Jessica Miller-Merrell

Jessica Miller-Merrell, SPHR, SHRM-SCP (@jmillermerrell) is a workplace change agent, author and consultant focused on human resources and talent acquisition living in Austin, TX. Recognized by Forbes as a top 50 social media influencer and is a global speaker. She’s the founder of Workology, a workplace HR resource and host of the Workology Podcast.

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