According to recently published Glassdoor report, following is a list of the top 25 lucrative, in-demand jobs paying a very attractive salary.
2. Pharmacy Manager
3. Software Architect
4. Software Development Manager
5. Finance Manager
6. Solutions Architect
8. Analytics Manager
9. IT Manager
10. Tax Manager
12. Product Manager
13. Physician Assistant
14. Supply Chain Manager
15. Data Scientist
16. Security Engineer
17. QA Manager
18. Computer Hardware Engineer
19. Marketing Manager
20. Database Administrator
21. UX Designer
22. Human Resources Manager
23. Software Engineer
24. Business Development Manager
25. Sales Engineer
You can see that more than half of the jobs here are related to technology and need programming skills.
Software industry is a very well going and lucrative career where you can earn a lot of money by enhancing your programming skills.
So, let’s see which is the best programming language to learn?
Following is a list of top 10 programming languages which is most demand in nature and most sought after by employers.
SQL stands for Structured Query Language. It is generally pronounced ‘sequel’. No surprise why it tops the job list since it can be found far and wide in various flavors. There are a lot of Database technologies such as MySQL, PostgreSQL and Microsoft SQL Server who power big businesses, small businesses, hospitals, banks, universities follow the SQL architecture.
This is a very extensive field and actually every person with access to technology eventually touches something SQL.
For example, all Android phones and iPhones have access to a SQL database called SQLite. There are a lot of mobile apps which uses SQL as their database.
Java is undoubtedly the most popular programming language worldwide. It recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.
It’s one of the most widely adopted programming languages, used by some 9 million developers and almost running on 3 billion devices worldwide. Java is the mother of all native Android apps. You must have the knowledge of java before learning Android. Java’s popularity with developers is due to the fact that the language is grounded in readability and simplicity.
Java is a high level, robust, secure and an object-oriented programming language.
It has long-term compatibility, which makes sure that even older applications will also work in the future. It is the most stable programming language and not going anywhere anytime soon because it is used by a lot of tech giants like LinkedIn.com, Netflix.com, and Amazon.com.
C# pronounced as C-sharp is a relatively new programming language. It was designed and developed by the Microsoft team for a wide range of enterprise applications that run on the .NET Framework. It was developed as an alternate of Java but not got that type of popularity. It is an evolution of C and C++.
C# language is simple, modern, type-safe and object-oriented like Java.
C++, pronounced as C-plus-plus is a general purpose object-oriented programming language based on the earlier ‘C’ language. It is developed by Bjarne Stroustrup at Bell Labs. C++ was first released in 1983. There are a lot of applications written in C++. For example, Adobe and Microsoft applications, MongoDB databases, large portions of Mac OS/X and is the best language to learn for performance-critical applications such as “twitch” game development or audio/video processing. Actually, C++ was one of the early object-oriented programming languages which changed the world of programming.
Python is a general-purpose programming language which was named after the Monty Python. Monty Python was the key member of a British surreal comedy group who created their sketch comedy show Monty Python’s Flying Circus. So, it is very interesting and fun to work with Python.
Python was created by Guido van Rossum and first released in 1991.
Python is simple, easily readable language since it closely resembles the English language. It’s a great language for beginners, as well as for professionals.
Due to its simplicity, Python recently turned out to be a great choice in introductory programming courses with eight of the top 10 computer science departments now using Python to teach coding. Apart from that 27 of the top 39 schools are also using it as their introductory programming course. Due to its popularity in the educational field, there are a lot of libraries created for Python related to mathematics, physics, and natural processing. PBS, NASA, and Reddit use Python for their websites.
PHP was created by Danish-Canadian programmer Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994. At that time, PHP was never introduced as a new programming language. Instead, it was created to be a set of tools to help Rasmus maintain his Personal Home Page (PHP). Today, PHP (Hypertext Pre-Processor) is a scripting language, running on the server, which can be used to create web pages written in HTML.
Now a day, PHP tends to be a popular language since its easy-to-use by new programmers. It also offers a lot of advanced features for more experienced programmers.
8. Ruby on Rails
Ruby is a general-purpose programming language like C and Java programming languages.
It is mainly used in web programming, and Rails serves as a framework for the Ruby Language. Ruby on Rails has many advantages like rapid development. It reduces your code, and there are a wide variety of 3rd party libraries available for easy web development. It is used by companies ranging from small start-ups to large enterprises and everything in-between. Hulu, Twitter, Github and Living Social are using Ruby on Rails for at least one of their web applications.
In 2014, Apple decided to invent their own programming language. The result was iOS Swift.
It was a new programming language for iOS and OS X developers to create their next killer app. Many parts of Swift are familiar with C++ and Objective-C programming language. Companies including American Airlines, LinkedIn, and Duolingo have been quick to adopt Swift. It is very promising and we will see this language on the rise in the coming years.
Every programming language has a belt full of tools and each may be a perfect choice for certain situations. The world of programming is changing every moment and there will never be just a single programming language to complete all its requirements. So, each programming language will evolve and improve over time to keep pace with innovation.
Most stable programming languages according to the software industries: