The 10 Fastest Growing Skills in Software (And How to Learn Them)

June 30, 2016

In the world of technology, when it comes to you and your team learning new skills, it can feel like a game of whack-a-mole.

Seemingly, the minute your team masters a tool, a new one takes its place. And those cycles have only become increasingly shorter as technology continues to advance faster and faster, increasing the need for constant learning.

To help you stay ahead of the curve, we looked at what skills the 433 million LinkedIn members added to their profiles in the past six months to determine the fastest growing skills in the software industry. Additionally, we looked through our Lynda.com course library to match those skills with courses that teach them.

So, without further ado, here are the 10 fastest growing skills in the software industry – hyperlinked to a Lynda.com class that teaches it:

  1. Windows 10
  2. Android Studio
  3. TypeScript
  4. Xamarin
  5. Ansible
  6. React.js
  7. Ionic Framework
  8. Express.js
  9. IoT
  10. Apache Cordova

Our methodology

The top 10 skills were calculated by the percentage of members adding that skill in the last six months within the software industry. Skills must have at least 5,000 members in the software industry for inclusion into this list.

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