March Madness in the Cloud: .NET vs. Java

While college basketball teams pair up on the court for March Madness, we thought we'd pair up popular programming languages and frameworks in the cloud to see who wins in hiring demand. For round 1, we matched .NET and Java skills in cloud computing.

In cloud computing, Java skills is more demanded than .NET framework skills. Currently, there are about 126,000 job openings that require Java and cloud computing skills, while about 73,000 job openings appear online for .NET skills.

Most Commonly Advertised Jobs Titles for Java and Cloud Computing Skills
Most Commonly Advertised Titles for .NET and Cloud Computing Skills
1. Java Developer 2. Software Engineer 3. Senior Software Engineer 4. Web Developer 5. Java Architect 6. .NET Developer 7. Developer 8. Programmer Analyst 9. Software Developer 10. Junior Java Developer 1. .NET Developer 2. Senior .NET Developer 3. Software Engineer 4. Sharepoint Developer 5. C# .NET Developer 6. Web Developer 7.  Java Developer 8. Senior Software Developer 9. Project Manager 10. Developer
50% of the job titles on this list are the same, except for appearing in different order. Java Architect, Senior Software Engineer, Programmer Analyst, Software Developer, and Junior Java Developer are most commonly advertised in jobs requiring Java and cloud computing skills. Senior .NET Developer, Sharepoint Developer, C# .NET Developer, Senior Software Developer, and Project Manager are mostly advertised for .NET and cloud computing skills. Despite having some job title variations, each skill requires familiarity with the other. Java Developer and .NET Developer appear under both lists.

Recruiting for a Java and cloud computing skill combination is likely to be slightly more difficult than recruiting for .NET and cloud computing talent. Java scores a 77 on our Hiring Scale while .NET scores a 75. Our Hiring Scale ranks recruiting difficulty on a scale of 0 - 99, with 99 indicating hard-to-fill. Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin (FL), scoring 13, and Rocky Mount (NC), scoring 15,  present the best recruiting conditions for .NET and cloud computing skills. Interestingly, Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin (FL), also has the most favorable conditions for Java and cloud computing skills, scoring a 16. The next best city to find this talent is Toledo (OH) which scores a 25. Each of these locations are currently experiencing low demand.

Hiring Scale for .NET and Cloud Computing Skills

Hiring Scale for .NET and Cloud Computing Skills
SOURCE: WANTED Analytics

Hiring Scale for Java and Cloud Computing Skills

Hiring Scale for Java and Cloud Computing Skills
SOURCE: WANTED Analytics

Check back next week for another match up of programming and network skills in the cloud.

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