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Programming Languages Most in Demand Right Now (March, 2022)
Java takes an unexpected leap forward, on the rise again!
At Data Science Learning I try to keep up with the trends. So what’s March, 2022’s job situation tell us about programming languages and IT Jobs? This will be a quick view.
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Let’s get into it:
As Global tech firms are lining up to hire Ukraine’s world-renowned coders the wacky world of which programming languages are most in demand keeps shifting.
With the discrepancy of open positions to labor force job seekers at historic levels, there's no shortage of software developer jobs right now and employers are on the lookout for Python, Java and SQL coders in particular, hiring data indicates - with Go also catching the eye of recruiters.
Outside of programming the hot IT jobs include:
Information Security Analyst
Computer Systems Analyst
But which are growing fastest?
Highest Growth IT Jobs
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the projected future growth rate for Information Security Analyst jobs is 33.3% through 2030. The Bureau estimates that the job profile will feature about 16,300 openings each year until 2030, and employers will prefer to hire candidates who have professional certification.
The projected future growth rate for software developer jobs is 22% through 2030, and for Mobile App Developer jobs, it is 30.7%. In addition to knowing multiple programming languages, such as C#, C++, HTML, Java, Microsoft.Net and SQL Server, you will need strong analytical and communication skills to land a software developer job.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that the demand for data scientists will increase by 28% through 2026. Data scientists help organizations make business decisions based on data. Therefore, they are expected to be proficient in running statistical models, run algorithms, and master the most widely-used programming languages.
The Dice 2022 Tech Salary Report’s list of the fastest-growing jobs by salary shows that the average wage for web developers increased 21.3% between 2020 and 2021, almost double the second-fastest-growing salary of DB administrators. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be 8.53 million job openings for Full Stack Web developers by 2024. The projected future growth rate for all web developer jobs through 2030 is 13%.
Software Languages on the Rise
Developer training platform CodingDojo scoured job ads on careers website Indeed to find out which programming languages are in highest demand in 2022.
All four saw a significant jump in demand compared to 2020-2021, said CodingDojo.
The Return of Java - on the Rise?
The programming language in most demand, according to the data analysed by Coding Dojo, is Java. Widely used in Android mobile apps, desktop applications, smart TVs and elsewhere, the Java programming language was found in more than 80,000 active jobs listings on Indeed.
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The findings indicate that Java – a legacy technology by all accounts – is making something of a comeback after its popularity waned slightly in 2020 and 2021, pushed down the rankings by Python, which has seen steady growth in popularity in recent years.
What can we Learn from Jobs Data of 2021 for Programming Languages?
For its research, Coding Dojo scours jobs listing site Indeed. The company looks at what languages appear most in job descriptions and compares their prevalence with previous years to identify trends that could give you an advantage.
One interest way to look at it is just to see which language was listed the most!
Python retained its lead in 2021 as the language which cropped up in the most (~70,500) job descriptions. Rounding out the top five is SQL (~69,000), Java (~59,000), R (~56,000), and Visual Basic (~54,000).
The 2021 Laggards
The demand for almost all languages dropped when compared to 2020 (when most of the languages observed peaked.)
For example, Python – despite retaining its overall lead – dropped from around 74,000 jobs in 2020 to around 70,500 in 2021.
However, the demand for most languages remained above their pre-2020 levels.
And 2022 so far?
CodingDojo found that the tables had turned in 2022: In 2020 and 2021, Python was the programming language that appeared most frequently on Indeed, but the sharp growth of Java over the past year had pushed Python into second place.
Java > Python, who knew! If you found this interesting, perhaps you know someone who might find it interesting as well:
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