What Skills do IT Companies look for in New Developers? A Study with Stack Overflow Jobs. Montandon, J. E.; Politowski, C.; Silva, L. L.; Valente, M. T.; Petrillo, F.; and Gu�h�neuc, Y. Information and Software Technology (IST), Elsevier, 2020. Short article. 6 pages.
What Skills do IT Companies look for in New Developers? A Study with Stack Overflow Jobs [pdf]Paper  abstract   bibtex   
\textbfContext: There is a growing demand for information on how IT companies look for candidates to their open positions. \textbfObjective: This paper investigates which hard and soft skills are more required in IT companies by analyzing the description of 20,000 job opportunities. \textbfMethod: We applied open card sorting to perform a high-level analysis on which types of hard skills are more requested. Further, we manually analyzed the most mentioned soft skills. \textbfResults: Programming languages are the most demanded hard skills. Communication, collaboration, and problem-solving are the most demanded soft skills. \textbfConclusion: We recommend developers to organize their resum� according to the positions they are applying. We also highlight the importance of soft skills, as they appear in many job opportunities.
@ARTICLE{Montandon20-IST-DevelopersSkills,
   AUTHOR       = {Jo�o Eduardo Montandon and Cristiano Politowski and 
      Luciana Lourdes Silva and Marco Tulio Valente and F�bio Petrillo and 
      Yann-Ga�l Gu�h�neuc},
   JOURNAL      = {Information and Software Technology (IST)},
   TITLE        = {What Skills do IT Companies look for in New Developers? 
      A Study with Stack Overflow Jobs},
   YEAR         = {2020},
   OPTMONTH     = {},
   NOTE         = {Short article. 6 pages.},
   OPTNUMBER    = {},
   OPTPAGES     = {},
   OPTVOLUME    = {},
   EDITOR       = {G�nther Ruhe},
   KEYWORDS     = {Quality models, IST},
   PUBLISHER    = {Elsevier},
   URL          = {http://www.ptidej.net/publications/documents/IST20c.doc.pdf},
   ABSTRACT     = {\textbf{Context:} There is a growing demand for 
      information on how IT companies look for candidates to their open 
      positions. \textbf{Objective:} This paper investigates which hard and 
      soft skills are more required in IT companies by analyzing the 
      description of 20,000 job opportunities. \textbf{Method:} We applied 
      open card sorting to perform a high-level analysis on which types of 
      hard skills are more requested. Further, we manually analyzed the 
      most mentioned soft skills. \textbf{Results:} Programming languages 
      are the most demanded hard skills. Communication, collaboration, and 
      problem-solving are the most demanded soft skills. 
      \textbf{Conclusion:} We recommend developers to organize their 
      resum{\~A}� according to the positions they are applying. We also 
      highlight the importance of soft skills, as they appear in many job 
      opportunities.}
}
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