Most In-Demand Programming Language Of 2016

Recently, I published an article, Most Popular Programming Language of 2016, that lists top 20 most popular programming languages. Obviously, C, C++, and Java has been here for a while and they've been used to build more systems than others. But in-demand is something that is today. In this article, I shed some lights on today's needs.  

The most in-demand programming language can easily be directly proportional to the number of jobs available in the market, today. Based on data gathered from indeed, a report published on CodingDojo lists the following languages as the most in-demand in 2016.

  • SQL
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • C#
  • Python
  • C++
  • PHP
  • Objective-C/Swift
  • Ruby/Ruby on Rails

Business Insider ranks the following languages as the most in-demand -

  • Java
  • PHP
  • Perl
  • C
  • Objective-C
  • JavaScript
  • Visual Basic
  • Ruby
  • Python
  • CSS
  • R

Based on the recent rise of mobile and web development, JavaScript and Android skills are in high demand.

JavaScript libraries and frameworks such as Angular, Knockout, Backbone, React, and Ember, are growing rapidly.

Mobile apps are growing at the fastest pace and so is the need of Android and iOS developers.

Data analytics and machine learning is on the rise. R language is one of the highest-paying and in-demand programming languages in the New York and Boston areas.


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