What are the most popular programming languages, and how much do they pay? The answers to those questions can give technologists some crucial insight as they try to figure out which languages to learn next.
Emsi Burning Glass, which collects and analyzes millions of job postings from across the country, has a breakdown of the programming languages that appeared most in those postings over the past 90 days; in addition, it has the median salaries for those languages. Take a look:
The Emsi Burning Glass list echoes (but doesn’t fully replicate) the recent programming-language rankings generated by IEEE Spectrum, which derived its list via 11 metrics from eight sources, including Stack Overflow, GitHub, and Twitter (in theory, this offers insight into not only a language’s usage, but also its buzz).
Based on this data, we can conclude that not only are these programming languages popular among employers, and pay high salaries, but they likely won’t fade away for quite some time—they’re too well-used, even outside a corporate context, and they continue to generate lots of discussion.