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The most demanded Programming Languages of 2018

Software Development is quickly changing.  As platform and business needs develop, programming languages, frameworks and technologies can appear, rise to fame and then fade away as rapidly as they started. Developers need to constantly be learning new skills to stay relevant. But, with all of these changes and with the flux of so many programming languages, it can be hard for developers to know what they should learn to stay relevant and give them the competitive edge. As businesses move towards digital transformation and technological innovation, the most demanded languages are now those that can be utilized  to build new software and platforms that help drive these transformational forward.            

Here are the most demanded languages:

JAVA decreased in popularity by about 6.000 job posting in 2018 compared to 2017, however Java continues to be one of the most demanded programming languages. Java is over 20 years old, used by millions of developers and billions of devices worldwide. All Android Apps are based on Java and many companies use Java as a server-side language for Back End Development.

PYTHON grew in popularity by about 5,000 job postings over 2017. It is the core programming language used for scientific computing, data mining and machine learning, which is why it continues to be one of the most demanded programming languages for another year.

JAVASCRIPT is the grandfather of programming languages. Currently used by over 80% of developers, and by 95% of all websites for dynamic log. It should not be surprising that Javascript will remain one of the most demanded programming Language in 2018. Some Front End frameworks for Javascript such as React and AngularJS have huge future potential as IoT and Mobile devices become more popular.

C++ is usually used for system/application  software, game development, drivers, client- server applications and embedded firmware. Many programmers find C++ complex and more difficult to learn and use than language like Python or Javacript, but it remains in use many legacy systems at large enterprises.

C# (pronounced C sharp) went down slightly in demand this year. C# is an object-oriented programming language from Microsoft designed to run on Microsoft’s .NET platform and to make development quicker and easier than Microsoft’s previous language. C# 7.2  came out in November, adding several new features geared towards avoiding unnecessary copying. C#, like C++, is heavily used in video game development, so any game developers would do well to learn both of them.

PHP Along with Javascript, PHP is key to web development. In fact, over 80 % of the world’s top websites are powered by PHP. Most developers use PHP for development, either to add functions that HTML can not handle or to interact MySQL databases.

PERL 5 and 6 are still popular choices among system and network administrators and serve as a “Glue language” to connect different software components, out of all the languages on the list, Perl is consistently the least in demand.

Also they are other technologies that developers should know, such as SQL, .NET, Node, Mean. But these were the most demanded programming languages of 2018. Keep up with us and we will inform you about the most demanded languages of 2019.

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