The 7 Most In-Demand Programming Languages

Aspiring developers need to know what languages to learn; they need to select the right education and work on a skill set that will impress future employers and land their dream job. So what are the top programming languages? And what is the best one to learn? We’ve compiled a list for you that highlights the most in-demand programming languages based off current job postings on the market.

Compared this year’s January data to the data we collected last January 2018, on this same topic, job postings are on the rise as a whole. The ranking, however, did not change. Java is still on top, followed closely by Python — yet, it’s clear Python is on the rise. Javascript and C++ are neck and neck for third place, with Javascript only a few hundred postings ahead.

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This year Java grew by around 6% compared to last January, which was right around 62,000 job postings at the time. Java is just about to celebrate its 24-year birthday, and as a programming language, it has definitely stood the test of time. Java was developed by a Canadian computer scientist that used to work with Sun Microsystems, James Gosling. It’s a language that lets developers “write once, run everywhere,” (WORA), which mean its compiled code, also known as bytecode, can run on almost any platform without recompilation.

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