The 5 Fastest Growing Skills Among Software Developers (And How to Learn Them)

September 14, 2017

These are the fastest growing skills among software developers, according to LinkedIn profile answers.

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

Seemingly, the minute you or 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 500 million+ LinkedIn members added to their profiles in the past six months to determine the fastest growing skills among software engineers. Additionally, we looked through our LinkedIn Learning course library to match those skills with courses that teach them.

So, without further ado, here are the five fastest growing skills among software developers – hyperlinked to a LinkedIn Learning course that teaches it:

  1. Bower
  2. T-SQL Stored Procedures
  3. Microsoft Visual Studio C++
  4. SQL *Plus
  5. Prolog

Our methodology

Top skills are calculated by the percentage of LinkedIn members identified as software developers adding that skill in the last six months. Skills must have at least 5,000 members among software developers for inclusion into this list.