Topmost Highly Paid Programming Languages to Learn in 2021

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Last updated: Mar 2, 2021

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With the availability of hundreds of programming languages in today’s world, (and many more is yet to come), it becomes extremely difficult to understand each interface, and what problem does it solve. Due to which selecting a language for a project / an app is becoming difficult.

To ease this process, let’s list only those which are in high demand based on factors:

  • ease of use,
  • the potential for growth,
  • average annual salary and
  • number of job postings.

These are the sufficient factors to understand market trends and reach to a conclusion must faster.

Top Most / Popular Programming Languages

Rank # 🧑‍💻👩‍💻 Programming Language
1 JavaScript
2 Python
3 Java
4 Go
5 TypeScript
6 C++
7 Ruby
8 PHP
9 C#
10 C

Source GitHut 2.0

Rank # 🧑‍💻👩‍💻 Programming Language
1 Python
2 Java
3 JavaScript
4 C#
5 C/C++
6 PHP
7 R
8 Objective-C
9 Swift
10 Matlab
11 TypeScript
12 Go

Source Octoverse

Rank # 🧑‍💻👩‍💻 Programming Language
1 Python
2 Java
3 JavaScript
4 C#
5 C/C++
6 PHP
7 R
8 Objective-C
9 Swift
10 Matlab
11 TypeScript
12 Go
13 Kotlin
14 Ruby
15 Rust

Source PYPL


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Why GitHut, Octoverse and PYPL?

GitHut, Octoverse and PYPL are the most useful resources. Usage of above listed data is as per user discretion.

GitHut is an attempt to visualize and explore the complexity of the universe of programming languages used across the repositories hosted on GitHub.

Octoverse spotlight: An analysis of developer productivity, work cadence, and collaboration

The PYPL PopularitY of Programming Language Index is created by analyzing how often language tutorials are searched on Google.

Programming Languages worth mentioning

  • Kotlin is a cross-platform, statically typed, general-purpose programming language with type inference. Kotlin is designed to interoperate fully with Java, and the JVM version of Kotlin’s standard library depends on the Java Class Library, but type inference allows its syntax to be more concise.
  • Ruby is an interpreted, high-level, general-purpose programming language. It was designed and developed in the mid-1990s by Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto in Japan. Ruby is dynamically typed and uses garbage collection.
  • Rust is a multi-paradigm programming language designed for performance and safety, especially safe concurrency. Rust is syntactically similar to C++, but can guarantee memory safety by using a borrow checker to validate references.
  • Scala is a general-purpose programming language providing support for both object-oriented programming and functional programming. The language has a strong static type system. Designed to be concise, many of Scala’s design decisions are aimed to address criticisms of Java.

All above programming language information is taken from wikipedia.

Ending Note

It’s clear enough to say, Javascript, Python, Typescript, Java, C/C++, C#, Go and Swift are those programming languages that can give the required growth and money in the bank.

It’s not uncommon for a professional programmer to be fluent in three or four different languages, and the type of software to develop is directly proportional to which programming languages to learn / use. For web-based, companies generally use Python, JavaScript. Larger companies tend to use, C# or Java. For analytics R, MATLAB, PYTHON is a general choice. For embedded, C, C++. Mobile applications tending towards Swift or Kotlin.

Each programming language has its constructs and can be used for a specific purpose. So spend time, resource and money judiciously. I have only mentioned programming language rankings here and will be adding a more in-depth analysis of each programming language soon. Stay tuned.

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