2020 IT skills: what we learned from 213,782 coding tests
The IT job sector is growing and with its growth comes a higher demand for programmers. What skills and programming languages should you focus on? Data from over 213,000 coding tests revealed some IT skills hiring trends to look for in 2020. See what DevSkillers’ data reveals about recent IT trends from 49 different countries.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a stunning 25.6% increase in IT job growth in the US in the next 10 years.
This growth in jobs means only one thing – more IT skills will be needed to keep up with the demand for growth.
In 2019, over 213,000 coding tests were taken on the DevSkiller platform. A variety of companies from 49 countries used the tests to screen, assess, and evaluate the coding abilities of potential new employees. This, of course, led to an astonishing amount of raw data.
We went over this data with a fine-tooth comb and created the Top IT skills report 2020: Demand and hiring trends.
The downside of existing data about hiring is that it’s based on surveys – they rely on self-reporting, which isn’t always honest. DevSkiller’s data, on the other hand, is raw and unbiased because it comes from your peers.
Here’s a brief overview of what we learned.
It’s interesting to note that these IT skills are used in a much higher percentage of tests than they were last year. This does show that, in general, fewer companies are looking for developers with highly specialized skills. Developers with a wide range of skills are more versatile, and therefore possibly in higher demand.