The Most In Demand Tech Skills, According To Over 3 Million Job Postings

By Kathy Morris
Jan. 26, 2023
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Tech is constantly changing and so are the tech skills employers are looking for. In just a few years, a new tech tool can surge from infancy to widespread use, while once-prominent tools can fall sharply out of favor. This means that the tech skills employers demand are also constantly shifting.

For workers in technology, it means their value on the job market can vary dramatically based on changing demands in skills by employers and emerging new technologies.

We analyzed over 3 million job listings to find which tech skills currently dominate job postings– and, more importantly, what skills tech workers may want to inquire so they dominate the job market.

Key Findings

  • Unsurprisingly, coding languages dominate the list of in-demand technologies, including traditional powerhouses like C++, Java, and HTML.

  • What do Python, R, and SQL have in common? Data analysis.

  • The job postings showed a surprising demand not just for the softer brand marketing side of social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc), but also a demand for the technical aspects such as interacting with ad managers and the API on the backend.

  • In general 3 fields require the most in-demand tech skills: Coding, marketing, and data analytics.


We compiled a comprehensive list of over 500 technical skills. We then searched our database of over 3 million jobs to find which were most common. The more job listings the key term appeared, the more common (and thus in demand) the skill.

Most In-Demand Tech Skills

  1. C++: A high-level general-purpose programming language used in developing browsers, operating systems, applications, in-game programming, software engineering, data structures, and more.

  2. SQL: Provides the ability to communicate with a database, which is why it’s the standard language for relational database management systems.

  3. Python: A high-level, object-orientated programming language with dynamic semantics used to build websites and other software, automate tasks, and conduct data analysis.

  4. Java: A high-level, object-oriented, and class-based programming language with the goal of having as few implementation dependencies as possible. Java is often used to construct web applications.

  5. R: A programming language that specializes in statistical computing and graphics, making it great for design, data importing, and cleaning.

Other Common Skills

  • Facebook

  • HTML

  • Ladder

  • JavaScript

  • Twitter

  • LinkedIn

  • Servers

  • Network Security

  • Instagram

  • Big Data

  • Algorithms


  • SAS

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Ruby

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Kathy Morris

Kathy is the head of content at Zippia with a knack for engaging audiences. Prior to joining Zippia, Kathy worked at Gateway Blend growing audiences across diverse brands. She graduated from Troy University with a degree in Social Science Education.

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