Which Tech Skills Are in Demand Globally?

As we recently reported, oDesk, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based online staffing startup, has been pioneering new ways for tech workers distributed around the globe to find meaningful work. The company also collects a lot of data on the prevalent tech skill sets that workers have all over the world. Here’s a look.

We asked the folks at oDesk for a map-based illustration of the top two tech skill sets found around various countries. The data shown below is based on the total number of providers offering tech services of various types, by location. Note how providers with Photoshop skills are in abundance in numerous countries, and Javascript and PHP skills are also prevalent in several locations.