Knowledge of the Swift programming language, announced by Apple in 2014, is one of the most popular on the network. This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted at the largest frilans-stock exchange Upwork. Apple product has established itself as a fast and easy way to create applications for iPhone, iPad and Mac.
The company has published the rating of the skills necessary for success in the Internet. The most promising areas of steel, machine learning and speech recognition, and in second place is Swift programming language. Most often, applicants need to create effective mobile apps for iPhone and iPad.
Upwork is the largest market of freelancers in the U.S., so the company is quite able to identify trends in this market. In her study that compares the fastest growing in terms of demand for skills in the final quarter of 2016.
Among the five most sought-after skills in addition to natural language processing and knowledge of Apple Swift researchers have identified working with analytical software-Tableau, using Amazon Marketplace Web Services for automatic placement of products on Amazon and Stripe integration.
Apple is positioning Swift as powerful programming language for iOS. In the future it could replace Objective-C. Starting with version 3.0, applications are compiled for possible Swift for iOS, macOS, and Linux watchOS, and the language came under the open Apache license.
Last spring, Google announced that it is considering Swift to replace Java for Android.