The tech talent job market is splitting up into two types of roles, each with a different type of desired skills. On the one hand, we observe a growing demand for roles that require deep technical expertise and sophisticated IT skills like Cloud Native Java. On the other hand, companies expect a certain level of “softer” digital skills proficiency even from traditionally non-technical employees.
Junior developers on average require only 40 skills
However, for mid-level & senior developers this number grows to 106 and 150 skills respectively.
The skills threshold even for the mid-level positions hangs pretty high. As a result, many companies are adjusting their recruitment strategies to focus on acquiring high-potential juniors who can be later upskilled. On top of that, we see a growing demand for a seamless and efficient way of reskilling the current employees to limit layoffs.