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

“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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