Six Must Know Language and Framework Trends in DC
Language and framework trends arise across the country as companies adopt new practices and startups disrupt legacy software. But have you ever wondered if there are certain languages and frameworks that pop up more frequently on the job market based on location?
Margo Slaff, our Front End Team Manager in our DC office, explained how her transition from our NYC office to the DC Office was an intense learning experience because the technologies and range of companies vary greatly. Over the past year as she has settled into the DC office, she’s gotten to know which skills are more prominent in job descriptions.
The Hot Technology
The Government Favorites
Hadoop is the Big Data tech that is sweeping the city by storm. This is particularly evident in larger companies. While there are different opinions about whether Hadoop or Apache Spark is really the game changer in Big Data- the current tech job market is favoring Hadoop.
Swift is replacing Objective-C as the new iOS language and it’s already become a hot topic. The candidate that walks in with a combination of Objective-C experience and Swift is ideal. And if you’re full stack, you’re even more valuable.
Even with months of research and market data, there is always a need for technologies that you hadn’t necessarily expected. In this case, the demand for cyber security professionals is growing exponentially. While it isn’t a technology- having a government security clearance is a huge benefit. There are many long term contracts, remote roles, and high paying security roles in the metro area.
The Cash Cow
It’s like having that friend that never ages — — Java. The amount of roles that come in for Java Developers is staggering. A good Java Developer has a strong core but has explored and learned other technologies, making them super appealing to companies of all sizes. It’s not exciting, but it is consistently sought after.
While these are some of the top trends in DC right now- there are many other technologies that surface regularly like Python, Django, PHP, Drupal, Ruby & Rest APIs. As technology changes daily, the market does too. If you’d like more info about the DC tech jobs market, contact Margo at firstname.lastname@example.org