Learning the right programming language at the right time is very important. If you are a student or an aspiring software developer who is planning to learn a new programming language, you should check the trend once.
There are many job portals and trend analysis websites who releases the list of popular languages at a regular interval of time. These lists not only help students and professional to get an idea about the most in-demand languages out there but also shed some light on jobs availability. Today, I will share seven most demanding programming languages based on the number of jobs available on Indeed in January 2021.
Most In-Demand Programming Languages of 2021
1. Java – 65,986 jobs
Java was developed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems and later acquired by the Oracle Corporation. This is one of the most used languages in the world. Considering the number, the number of jobs postings have been grown by 6% as compared to the last year.
Java is based on the “write once, run everywhere (WORA)” concept. When you compile Java code, it’s converted into bytecode, and the can run on any platform with any need of recompilation. That’s why it’s also called a platform-independent language.
2. Python – 61,818 jobs
Python was developed by a Dutch programmer, Guido van Rossum. It can be considered as one of the fastest growing programming languages. Python has seen a growth of around 24% in terms of job postings with 61,000 job postings as compared to last year’s 46,000.
It’s a high-level object-oriented programming language that offers a wide range of third-party libraries and extensions to programmers. Developers also say Python is simple and easy to learn. This language is also used to decrease the time and cost spent on application maintenance.
4. C++ – 36,798 jobs
Though there are many programming languages available today, the power of C++ can’t be ignored. Developed by Danish computer scientist Bjarne Stroustrup, C++ is widely used for game development, firmware development, system development, client-server applications, drivers, etc. C++ is actually an advanced version of C, with object-oriented programming capabilities. Its popularity grew by 16.22% as compared to the last year’s job postings.
5. C# – 27,521 jobs
C# is popularly used for Windows program development under Microsoft’s proprietary .NET framework. It’s mainly used for implementing back-end services, and database applications. It’s a hybrid of C++ and C languages. If you talk about the numbers, C#’s job postings didn’t grow that much but it’s still one of the most demanded languages.
6. PHP – 16,890 jobs
One of the most popular language used in web development, Hypertext Preprocessor or PHP may be losing its essence in recent years. It’s an open source scripting language developed by a Danish-Canadian programmer.
Though the community is working hard to provide support, competing with python and other newcomers seems difficult. PHP is commonly used to retrieve data from the database and use on web pages. Its job postings are increased by 2,000 as compared to last year.
I hope you have got an idea and be able to decide which programming language you should learn in 2019. Whatever language you choose, first try to build the base the learning fundamentals, then start attempting small problems and ultimately move to medium and large projects.