Top Hacker Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Hacker. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Hacker resumes they appeared on. For example, 14.8% of Hacker resumes contained Javascript as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Hacker actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

Email, 11%
API, 11%
A/B, 10%
SEO, 6%
The six most common skills found on Hacker resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Javascript

high Demand
Here's how Javascript is used in Hacker jobs:
  • Implemented Validation Controls and created Custom Validation Controls using JavaScript.
  • Designed, developed websites using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP/MySQL to meet the needs of the project.
  • Converted and automated Microsoft Word and Excel Documents using XML and JavaScript for an automated web reporting application.
  • Created original and modified existing JavaScript content modules for the PbSi (Performance-Based Solutions Inc.) website.
  • Developed internal JavaScript/PHP/MySQL tools (web project request tool, ticketing script, newsletter).
  • Created websites for personal and corporate businesses using HTML/CSS, PHP, and JavaScript.

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2. Email

high Demand
Here's how Email is used in Hacker jobs:
  • Doubled total number of email signups by the 5th month.
  • Managed all interactive advocacy pages and created advocacy email content focused on seeking supporters for the promotion of humanitarian issues.
  • Coordinate with the marketing department on all scheduling and deployment of advertising materials via newsletters and promotional emails.
  • Implement personalized user accounts, job posting and application system, auto-generated email messaging, and search functionality.
  • Designed and built promotional email advertisements and helped with product photography for several print catalogs.
  • Produced and developed five email newsletters per week for marketing and editorial departments.

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3. API

high Demand
Here's how API is used in Hacker jobs:
  • Created the pitch deck for THE NOCKLIST venture capital funding campaign.
  • Assisted in renovating and rebuilding dilapidated residence into group home for Tahoe Turning Point, a non- profit organization for troubled youth
  • Implemented scheduler calendar using Day Pilot API.
  • Google Maps API for Flash.
  • Key contributor in the creation and sales of the PCHBoost Sweepstakes API product.
  • Optimized visual appeal of the RiffTrax web site by capitalizing on page space opportunities to relocate banners and upload images.

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4. A/B

high Demand
Here's how A/B is used in Hacker jobs:
  • Supported the implementation of A/B and multivariate testing strategies and provided post-test analysis with findings and recommendations to improve performance.
  • Work collaboratively with web design and development team on continuous site improvement/ redesign projects through the use of A/B testing methodologies.
  • Suggest, create, and execute multivariate and a/b page testing to drive improvements to website and visitor experience.
  • Performed site path analysis, A/B testing, real estate, site promotion and off site link tracking.
  • Refined site A/B testing methodology, process and testing platform to integrate it into web development cycle.
  • Measured results of A/B tests, User Experience changes, and SEO focused content changes.

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5. Facebook

average Demand
Here's how Facebook is used in Hacker jobs:
  • Developed hands-on experience using Facebook and Twitter to connect with specific market segments.
  • Manage social media interaction including Facebook and Twitter for local businesses.
  • Managed company social media including administering Facebook group and Twitter.
  • Managed all social media platforms for WKRG, including Facebook, Twitter, and the station's main website.
  • Create engaging content on Facebook, Twitter and other web platforms that draw viewers to the web & television.
  • Edited, wrote stories to be published to the web, WDBO.com, and Facebook, Twitter accounts.

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6. SEO

average Demand
Here's how SEO is used in Hacker jobs:
  • Diagnosed and ran all Growth Hacking + SEO related development, marketing, and content pushes.
  • Pitched low-cost advertising strategies such as Adwords and SEO to generate revenue
  • Demonstrated e-commerce expertise in eBay, drop shipping, affiliate marketing, SEO, & PPC.
  • Implemented Google friendly SEO techniques, and targeted marketing campaigns which increased the visibility of website.
  • Design and develop graphics, videos, and SEO landing pages.
  • Improved SEO and Brand Image as a Whole

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7. Linux

average Demand
Here's how Linux is used in Hacker jobs:
  • Designed and implemented corporate firewall using Linux IPChains and Checkpoint software to protect corporate perimeter.
  • Documented new automation system procedures and trained new station employees in Linux and radio software applications.
  • Worked on ethical hacking through Kali Linux and learned about physical and cyber security.

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8. Web Application

average Demand
Here's how Web Application is used in Hacker jobs:
  • Developed back-end XML coding of interactive training web applications in a waterfall design leadership environment.
  • Develop new web applications as identified by client through packaged and customized applications.
  • Developed basic web applications to facilitate business/user goals and tasks.
  • Worked on Portal web application development using Model-View-Controller architecture.
  • Provided support for enterprise web applications.
  • Develop and integrate Web applications.

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9. Web Content

low Demand
Here's how Web Content is used in Hacker jobs:
  • Developed a web content management system that would enable non-technical contributors to quickly and easily update content on web-sites.
  • Manage daily web content additions/changes from a product marketing and integrated marketing perspective.
  • Updated and developed custom applications using Web Content Management system.
  • Responsibilities-Uploaded web content twice a week-Maintained the homepage-Worked within CMS
  • Gather web content for displaying inventory and customer testimonials.
  • Proofread creative, romance, SEO and other web content for errors prior to setting the styles live on the website.

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10. Python

low Demand
Here's how Python is used in Hacker jobs:
  • Teach basic machine learning in Python to group of interns.

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11. Internet

low Demand
Here's how Internet is used in Hacker jobs:
  • Founded internet marketing consulting services.
  • Executed internet marketing strategy: SEO/SEM, Email marketing, radio ads PR initiatives.
  • Deployed Dual Internet: Deployed dual link to the Internet using BGP protocol.
  • Maintained productivity and quality standard and strive to deliver first contact resolution to all Internet customers.
  • Monitored internet for potential copyright infringement and provided input for program updates to better service client needs.
  • Developed Internet marketing proposals and presentations that demonstrated the benefits of an Internet presence.

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12. SAN

low Demand
Here's how SAN is used in Hacker jobs:
  • Deployed SAN and NAS to provide increased storage, and Server blade technology to improve all operational costs.

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13. SQL

low Demand
Here's how SQL is used in Hacker jobs:
  • Performed daily data queries, create views in database using SQL.
  • Used MYSQL to generate photos on photos page, along with info regarding its Case Studies page parent.
  • Utilized SQL query skills to create dynamic queries with an Oracle database to import / export data.
  • Serve as local office web technician following procedures to update SQL databases and web server content
  • Generated SQL reports from internal watch guard system to proactively identify areas of potential issue.
  • Run SQL queries to search and replace entries in blog databases.

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14. User Interface

low Demand
Here's how User Interface is used in Hacker jobs:
  • Researched, developed & designed interactive exhibits, user interfaces and prototypes.
  • Developed a library to include specific user interface elements.
  • Designed/Redesigned user interfaces and new features as needed.
  • Research coordinator for website user interface testing.
  • Redesign user interfaces, develop corporate branding materials, and provide information design for web sites and online advertising campaigns.
  • Designed logos, user interfaces, web layouts, posters, ads, & provide creative direction for individual clients

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15. Technical Ability

low Demand
Here's how Technical Ability is used in Hacker jobs:
  • Interviewed over 60 students to assess technical ability.

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15 Most Common Skill for a Hacker

Javascript14.8%
Email11.1%
API11.1%
A/B9.9%
Facebook8.6%
SEO6.2%
Linux6.2%
Web Application4.9%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Hacker

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Javascript
Javascript
14.8%
14.8%
2
2
Email
Email
11.1%
11.1%
3
3
API
API
11.1%
11.1%
4
4
A/B
A/B
9.9%
9.9%
5
5
Facebook
Facebook
8.6%
8.6%
6
6
SEO
SEO
6.2%
6.2%
7
7
Linux
Linux
6.2%
6.2%
8
8
Web Application
Web Application
4.9%
4.9%
9
9
Web Content
Web Content
4.9%
4.9%
10
10
Python
Python
3.7%
3.7%
11
11
Internet
Internet
3.7%
3.7%
12
12
SAN
SAN
3.7%
3.7%
13
13
SQL
SQL
3.7%
3.7%
14
14
User Interface
User Interface
3.7%
3.7%
15
15
Technical Ability
Technical Ability
3.7%
3.7%

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