Helpful Hints for Developers: 2023’s Most Popular Technologies

The future of employment for at least the next year

It is widely recognized that there is a genuine skills shortage in the current labor market. This has led to an increased reliance on existing employees to meet the demands of businesses. This emphasizes the importance of ensuring that staff have the necessary training and qualifications to fill the roles required.

It is for this reason that systems such as Works exist. Our aim is to connect highly capable professionals, such as yourself, to organizations that are seeking to benefit from your unique skill set. Much like the train in the film/TV series Snowpiercer, the technology industry is constantly in motion. After all, any business that fails to keep up with the times will inevitably face decline.

As the technical sector continues to evolve, those working in this field must stay up-to-date with current trends, whilst also taking the time to prepare for potential changes in the future. This requires them to hone their skills and abilities to meet the demands of the job market.

What competencies will be in demand in the coming year and beyond? While this is not an exhaustive list, if you are interested in potential opportunities, please read on.

Engineers from Salesforce

It is now increasingly common for large companies to utilize Salesforce to manage their client relationships. As such, there is a great need for experienced engineers to optimize and maintain complex systems. Companies such as Spotify, Amazon Web Services and T-Mobile are dedicated Salesforce customers and require only the most qualified engineers to manage their infrastructure. Consequently, Salesforce professionals are in high demand, with roles available in administration, development and consultancy. Knowledge of Java will be beneficial for those looking to learn Salesforce Apex, the platform’s programming language.

Node.js with Java Script

As 2022 marks the silver anniversary of JavaScript’s creation, the MEAN (MongoDB, Express.js, AngularJS, and Node.js) stack and its variants (MERN and MEVN) are expected to maintain their popularity. Node.js, a free, open-source, cross-platform, back-end JavaScript runtime environment, enables programmers to write their programs in a single language. Major companies such as Microsoft, Paypal and Netflix have been using JavaScript for many years due to its adaptability, scalability, and extensibility, particularly in cloud settings. This indicates that expertise in this field will be in high demand for the foreseeable future.


Golang has been gaining much attention from developers around the world, as it is often ranked among the top languages to learn. Backed by Google, this versatile platform is well-suited for web development, cloud services, and network administration. With its wider adoption by large enterprises, demand for Go programming language is expected to continue increasing.

It’s not just DevOps, but all the Ops combined

It is widely recognised that there is a need for DevOps professionals and those with experience in cloud operations and security. DevSecOps is a route which many companies are already taking as part of the DevOps journey. Those that have implemented cloud computing and automation technologies to a greater degree are more likely to have an established DevOps infrastructure.

A lack of interest in them is not always due to their age.

The IT sector is constantly searching for the latest developments, yet many of the classic techniques remain in use today. There is an old joke which suggests that if a troubled COBOL programmer were to be put into a state of suspended animation, they could be woken up a thousand years later and still be able to programme the language.

Although Java has been around for 25 years, its popularity is on the rise again because to its role in powering the Internet of Things and big data.

As the focus shifts to more modern platforms, the popularity of Ruby on Rails may not be as prominent as it once was. However, with the release of Ruby 3.0 at the end of 2022, there has been a resurgence of interest in the language. It is still highly utilized by businesses and is a favorite amongst developers.

Project managers, programme managers, product owners, user experience designers, and the many other professionals who ensure successful outcomes for technology projects should be celebrated for their essential roles. Demand for these skilled workers is expected to remain strong in the foreseeable future.

Please see our other blog entries for more helpful information if you found this one to be of interest. Do you want to further your career in software engineering as a developer? Works is accepting applications at this time.

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