Top 10 programming languages companies are hiring for in 2021, according to coding bootcamp Coding Dojo

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If you want to get a tech job right now, it could help if you know Python, according to computer science bootcamp Coding Dojo.

2020 was an extraordinary year that changed the way many companies hire employees, with many expanding their model to allow employees to work remotely long-term. However, the new report from Coding Dojo found that demand for skills in every programming language dropped amid the pandemic, perhaps due to the slowdown in hiring that some companies implemented to help manage the uncertainty. 

Coding Dojo performed its analysis on January 11th of this year, using the regular filter on job site Indeed that defaults to all job postings. Since posts that are 30 days or older are regularly taken down from Indeed, this data focuses on listings from late December to early January.

The research spanned the globe covering 22 total languages, which resulted in a total count of 524,149 job postings. The focus of the research was on any posting that required knowledge of a specific language, regardless of the job title or industry.

Here are the top 10 programming languages companies are hiring for in 2021, according to Coding Dojo:

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#10: Ruby

Ruby has seen a sharp decline in popularity in the past decade, but it’s still one of the top ten most employable languages, according to the report. 

One of the best ways to get hired as a full-time Ruby engineer, according to the founder and CEO of Skillcrush Adda Birnir, is to contribute to an existing Rails open source project and connect with the community.


#9: Objective-C

Objective-C is the primary programming language used for writing applications for Apple’s  operating systems MacOS and iOS.

One developer told Hacking with Swift that they like the language because it’s “very elegant, concise, and expressive.” According to Zip Recruiter, the median salary for an Objective-C developer is $123,422 per year. 

#8: C#

Microsoft released C# — pronounced like the ‘C-sharp’ music note — in 2001.

It is now most widely used for developing desktop software and video games for Windows. According to Coding Dojo, C# peaked in employability in 2020 but fell nearly parallel to its 2019 ranking this year.

#7: C++

C++ (pronounced “C-plus-plus”) is a descendant of C, and was initially called “C with classes” because it incorporated traits that C lacked, such as higher performance, speed, and data security, according to developers.

In the 1990s, C++ was one of the most common programming languages but has since declined in popularity. According to the 2020 TIOBE Index of language popularity, Python jumped up in popularity, edging out C++. Coding Dojo reported C++ was listed in 35,000 job postings, just narrowly missing the 36,000 mark it hit in 2019. 

#6: JavaScript

JavaScript is far-reaching: 97.1% of all websites use it. The …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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