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Trending Tech Tuesday: Kotlin

August 7, 2018 by Aaron Olanie

This is the first of a weekly series where I will be sharing tech skills that are trending in the Emsi job posting data. Emsi is a labor market analytics firm that continuously searches millions of job postings across the web. Our first trending skill is the Kotlin programming language.

I’m going to keep these simple. Unless otherwise noted (probably not), I am not an expert in the skills I post here. All I’ve done is identified these skills as trending in our job posting data, and I wanted to share. Enjoy.

Kotlin 12-month growth rate (in unique postings): 481%

What is Kotlin? Kotlin is an open-source, statically-typed programming language that runs on the Java virtual machine. It appears to be increasing in demand due to its use in Android app development.

Figure 1. Jobs Requiring Kotlin Over Time

Graph showing the jobs requiring Kotlin over time

Figure 2. Top Job Titles Requiring Kotlin 

Table showing the top job titles requiring Kotlin

The table below shows the other in-demand skills associated with Kotlin from job postings side-by-side with the actual skills of people currently employed with the skill Kotlin on their profile. This data is available in Analyst, where we’ve combined our job posting data with detailed employment data from over 106 million professional profiles.

Figure 3. Skills Occurring Around Kotlin (January 2017 to Date)

Graph showing the other in-demand skills occurring around Kotlin (January 2017 to date)

If you have questions, contact me at aolanie@economicmodeling.com.

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