5 of the Most In-Demand Programming Languages of 2020

Thousands of new developer jobs have been opening each year as more of our world becomes connected via computers and the internet. Whether we are talking about aerospace or tiny computers in our appliances, almost every industry has a growing need for programmers and developers.   

And while developers are in high demand, we are facing some uncertain times in the year ahead. That uncertainty has led many IT professionals to take stock of their skills. While development jobs are almost always in demand regardless of economic conditions, some programming languages are more in-demand than others.

Here are five to focus on in 2020. 

One: Java 

For two decades and counting, Java has topped the list of the most in-demand languages. While some languages come and go, Java has remained consistently popular because it is so versatile and adaptable. If you can work with Java in a variety of environments, you will be highly marketable this year. 

Two: JavaScript 

While it’s easy for laypeople to confuse Java and JavaScript, developers know that they are unique languages. JavaScript continues to remain in high demand and it is one of the easiest languages for developers to learn, so if you aren’t up to speed on JavaScript, it’s relatively simple to get there and make yourself more marketable. 

Three: Python 

Python is one of the most in-demand languages because every company in every industry leverages back-end web development and data science. Developers who are skilled in Python will find that their skills will continue to be needed by employers across the country.  

Four: C++ 

C++ is a general-purpose, object-oriented language that is very popular in application and server software development. It is important for all developers to understand C++ because they will likely encounter it, no matter what type of environment they work in. 

Five: PHP 

Demand for PHP skills has remained steady for several years and is expected to grow in 2020.  This is a server-side scripting language that is used to close HTML functionality gaps in websites. PHP can also serve as a general-purpose language, which makes it quite popular. 

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