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Trending Tech Tuesday: Gradle

October 30, 2018 by Emsi Burning Glass

Welcome to the 14th installment of Trending Tech Tuesday, our weekly look at the trending tech skills in Emsi’s job postings data. Last week, we talked about the data analytics platform Alteryx. Today, we’ll talk about Gradle, the official build tool of Android.

12-month growth rate in job postings for Gradle: 58%

What is Gradle?

Gradle is an open-source dependency management and build automation tool that incorporates the strengths of both Apache Maven and Apache Ant, but was designed with flexibility as a top priority using plugins to deliver a more diverse functionality. It uses scripts written in Groovy and Kotlin, which are both domain-specific languages, rather than XML. In addition to being the official build tool of Android, it has become a favorite for builds requiring flexibility and customization not found in Apache Maven.

Figure 1. Jobs Requiring Gradle Over Time (Oct. 2017 to Sept. 2018)

Graphic showing upward trend of Jobs Requiring Gradle Over Time (from Oct. 2017 to Sept. 2018)

Gradle skills gap: 7,457 people

Now, let’s look at the Gradle skills gap. During the last 12 months, we found 14,405 job postings requiring Gradle. But only 6,948 professionals currently listed Gradle as a skill on their professional profile or resume. That means over the last year, there have been 7,457 more jobs requiring Gradle than there are professionals with the skill.

Figure 2. Top Jobs Requiring Gradle (Oct. 2017 to Sept. 2018)

Table showing the Top Jobs Requiring Gradle (from Oct. 2017 to Sept. 2018)

The table below shows the in-demand skills around Gradle from job postings side-by-side with the actual skills of people currently employed with the skill Gradle 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 Gradle (Oct. 2017 to Sept. 2018)

Table showing the Skills Occurring Around Gradle (from Oct. 2017 to Sept. 2018). In order from most frequent to least frequent, the skills are Gradle, Apache Maven, Java Programming Language, Jenkins, Agile Software Development, Spring Framework, JavaScript Programming Language, Junit, Amazon Web Services, and Software Development.

Market demand for developers continues to rise, and we expect that trend to continue. Within that broader trend, expect to see more jobs for Gradle. Check back next Tuesday to learn about the next trending tech skill!

Emsi is a labor market analytics firm that continuously searches millions of job postings across the web. If you have questions about Emsi or our data, contact Aaron Olanie at [email protected]

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