Hot Skills in Software Development

One of the recruiting companies listed some top paying jobs in the NYC. Here are some development positions from the Top 10:

  • PHP Developer $96k

  • Python Developer $103k

  • Java Developer $104k

  • Ruby Developer $106k

Strangely enough, another recruiting firms said that top skills for the upcoming year are HTML5, MongoDB (No SQL), iOS, Android, and Mobile. A lot of these fall under the mobile development umbrella. They do not correspond to the NYC top paid positions.

I guess the take away is that it is hard to quantify what is hot. But you can take some of these skills and learn them. There is hardly any downside. You might help yourself to a better job with higher pay.