Top Programming Languages to Know and Why?

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Top Programming Languages to Know and Why?

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Software and Web Development has become a crucial part of running any business. We have seen the need for an IT expert, whether on-staff or outsourced, sky rocket over the past few years. As the technology world takes leaps and bounds into the future, your business will fall behind if you are not properly equipped for the changes ahead.

Top 10 programming, scripting and markup languages in 2018 according to Stack Overflow:

JavaScript

69.8%

HTML

68.5%

CSS

65.1%

SQL

57.0%

Java

45.3%

Bash/Shell

39.8%

Python

38.8%

C#

34.4%

PHP

30.7%

C++

25.4%

 

What does this tell us?

If you are in the programming or developing field, you will want to be aware of the direction in which this market is headed. JavaScript has stayed at the top of the list for the past several years as most used language. Which implies most individuals in this field is already familiar with this language. However, Phython continues to move up the ranks. This year the language received a usage rating of 38.8%, but that is up from 31.7% in 2017. Python has also out-ranked C# which has dropped from the fourth spot, to eighth. According to Stack Overflow, Python has said to be fastest-growing major programming language.

How does this impact career opportunities?

Looking at the top 10 roles individuals are identifying as in 2018 according to Stack Overflow:

Back-end developer

57.9%

Full-stack developer

48.2%

Front-end developer

37.8%

Mobile developer

20.4%

Desktop or enterprise applications developer

17.2%

Student

17.1%

Database Administrator

14.3%

Designer

13.1%

System Administrator

11.3%

 

Understanding the trending jobs compared to the technology and knowledge behind them, will help you understand what languages you should be learning. This correlation will help you to achieve your desired career.

Another interesting correlation is, what languages are tied to the highest paying jobs?

According to Stack Overflow, among the top 5 highest paying jobs Erlang, Scala, Ocaml, Clojure, and Go languages are critical to know. Languages such as Python, JavaScript, C, Julia and Ruby are associated with the lowest paying jobs.

So why are the most used languages at the bottom of this list?

This may be due to the surplus of individuals trained in these popular languages. To understand the popular languages may get your foot in the door, but to know the niche languages may offer you your next step in your career.

As technology continues to grow and change, your education in this field is pertinent to staying at the forefront.

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