How's Your HTML5? App Skills in Demand

Times are good for Web- and mobile-application developers.
The number of online listings containing the keywords “HTML5,” “Mobile app,” and “Android,” have skyrocketed over the past year, making them the fastest growing keywords in jobs posted online, according to data tracked by jobs search engine Indeed.com.

The number of job listings requesting HTML5, the latest version of the language used to display Web pages, increased 13-fold between the first and fourth quarters of last year, according to Indeed. “Twitter” and “jQuery,” which is used in JavaScript programming, rounded out the top five fastest growing keywords.

Customers of Dice.com, a job board for tech professionals, expect cloud computing–which enables users to access programs and data stored online–and mobile-application development to be two of the quickest growing in-demand skill sets this year, said Tom Silver, senior vice president of North America for Dice Holdings Inc.

“Virtually all companies are figuring out how to make use of mobile apps and don’t know how to do it as well as they need to,” he said.

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