Python Remains Employers’ Most-Demanded Programming Language – Dice Insights

Which programming languages do employers want? That’s arguably one of the most vital questions that software developers and engineers need answered.

Coding Dojo, which conducts coding bootcamps, runs an annual breakdown of the most-demanded programming languages, using data from Indeed. Python topped the latest edition of its list, followed by SQL, Java, and R, with Visual Basic rounding out the top five. 

“Over the last few years, businesses have been asking for more and more Python developers,” stated Coding Dojo’s accompanying blog post. “Since the beginning of 2018, the number of jobs has skyrocketed. This is great news for Python programmers, or those looking to start their career. As one of the simplest languages to learn, it makes it much easier to get into software development.”

The posting called out two other languages, Kotlin and TypeScript, as worth keeping an eye on: “Among the other languages we check, these two saw a significant rise. Both of them had thousands more jobs than last year, despite the pandemic.” 

While there’s some debate over whether TypeScript is a discrete language (since technically it’s a superset of JavaScript), it’s undeniable that its popularity has increased substantially in recent years. In the 2020 edition of the Stack Overflow Developer Survey, some 86.1 percent of surveyed developers said that Rust was a language they loved, followed by TypeScript (67.1 percent), Python (66.7 percent), Kotlin (62.9 percent), and Go (62.3 percent). TypeScript’s version 4.0introduces even more features that make it powerful and easy to