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The Register: Java is skill in most demand in UK, Windows down

Aug 29, 2000, 14:38 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Graham Lea)

"Java appears to be the most sought after IT skill in the UK. The SSP/Computer Weekly Q2 survey of appointments data and trends, based on what employers were seeking in trade press and national newspaper ads, showed that C++ was still top. However, it was down 36 per cent compared with the year-earlier quarter while second-place Java was up 70 per cent, so Java has probably now passed C++."

"You might well have thought that Unix was in decline as well, and Windows rising - but that's not what the survey shows. Unix is in fourth place."

"There's further bad news for those ticking the multiple choice boxes of Microsoft's certification examinations in the hope of landing better jobs: SQL, Visual Basic and Access skills are all less in demand than a year ago."

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