- If you’re self-isolating and have extra time on your hands, or if you recently became unemployed and are looking to gain an in-demand skill, learning how to code could help your career.
- According to jobs site Indeed.com, the two most in-demand jobs of 2020 are software architect and full-stack developer, both of which require a proficiency in coding.
- Tech company HackerRank polled over 116,000 software engineers to find out which languages are associated with the highest salary.
- From C++ and Python to Ruby and Perl, here are the top 15 coding languages associated with the highest salaries worldwide, along with online courses to learn them.
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For millions of people social distancing and self-isolating at home (as well as those who find themselves recently out of work amid the coronavirus pandemic), now is a great time to start learning what jobs site Indeed.com says is 2020’s most in-demand skill: coding.
Analysts at the site combed through its database to find the best jobs of the year based on three factors: average pay, the job title’s growth on the site over the past three years, and the number of postings for the job for every 1 million total listings on the site.
The most promising job was software architect, the person who makes high-level decisions about the design and standard of code used in a platform. In second place was a full-stack developer, or someone who has the complete coding skills to make a platform.
While some hiring managers don’t require a job applicant know a specific coding language (the coding skills are often transferable across languages), it does help to know which languages are associated with the highest-paying jobs.
HackerRank, a tech company that focuses on competitive programming challenges for both programmers and recruiters, surveyed over 116,000 software developers and students to figure out what coding languages were associated with the highest pay worldwide.
Below is the complete list of languages, along with how they compare to the salary of the average developer, which according to HackerRank’s survey is $54,491.
The salary for this language is 2.2% higher than the global average salary.
Python is associated with an average global salary of $56,670.90
The salary for this language is 4% higher than the global average salary.
Where to learn it: YouTube channel CS Dojo has a video explainer for absolute beginners, software engineering teacher Mosh Hamedani has a helpful YouTube video as well, and Udemy also has this free introductory course.
TypeScript is associated with an average global salary of $57,433.70
The salary for this language is 5.4% higher than the global average salary.
Go is associated with an average global salary of $72,691.30
The salary for this language is 33.4% higher than the global average salary.
Perl is associated with an average global salary of $84,025.50
The salary for this language is 54.2% higher than the global average salary.