The top 10 programming languages tech employers are seeking right now – DC

What’s your tech stack? Maybe it’s time to consider brushing up on your programming skills and learning some new languages after seeing this latest report.

Every year, coding bootcamp Coding Dojo, with a campus in Arlington, Virginia, searches through data and technology job postings on to see what type of programming languages employers are looking to hire for most.

In 2021 — and much like previous years — companies are most seeking Python developers, while the need for JavaScript continues to drop.

Here are the top 10 languages of 2021, according to Coding Dojo’s research:

  1. Python
  2. SQL
  3. Java
  4. R
  5. Visual Basic
  6. JavaScript
  7. C++
  8. C#
  9. Objective C
  10. Ruby

Coding Dojo found that there are 70,497 job posts for Python developers listed on Indeed, and only 13,279 posts looking for Ruby developers. Python, SQL and Java remain the most sought-after languages. Overall, though, the company said there was a decline in the amount of job posts on Indeed for developer roles: There was a 5,000- to 10,000-job drop per language compared to this time last year.

Coding Dojo CEO Richard Wang indicated this drop might be a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Considering how severe things have been, we’re surprised the drop wasn’t worse,” Wang said in the report. “But the drop wasn’t all that huge. It’s worth noting that jobs are hovering around where they were two years ago. Is this a setback? Of course. But it’s not a catastrophe. The programming industry has held strong, and developers are still in huge demand.”

Despite the challenges, Coding Dojo predicts that the