Fastest-Rising and Sharpest-Declining Tech Skills
Indeed Hiring Lab determined the fastest-growing and sharpest-declining tech skills over the past five years using their job posting data. Docker, an open-source utility tool, topped the fastest-growing skills, with a 4162% increase from 2014 to 2019, and the programming language Clojure had the sharpest decline, with an 80% drop in the same time.
Developed in 2013, Docker was almost nonexistent in job descriptions in 2014. By September 2019, Docker had risen more than 4,000% and was listed in over 5% of all US tech jobs. On the opposite end, programming language Clojure saw the biggest plunge on the list, likely due to the increase in use of Scala and other languages on the first list.
This fluctuation of tech skills demonstrates the ever-evolving nature of the tech industry, which is why it's critical for tech professionals to keep skills sharp and up-to-date. Check out our blogs on staying hot in a hot market and tips on how to advance your skills.