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The UK’s top most in-demand programming languages & IT Skills

Developers remain among the most in-demand roles in the tech community, and those skilled in the right programming languages can command salaries of over £100,000. However, as the popularity of many coding languages rise and fall over time, it is important to know where to target your learning to gain the best job prospects. Whether you’re beginning your IT career, looking for your next IT position, seeking promotion or happily staying put, keeping up-to-date with the most in-demand programming languages is important for your IT career. We have noticed trends in client demands, skill gaps and the programming languages that are generating the highest salaries. Therefore, without further delay, according to the market tracker SQL, JavaScript and C# are the most in-demand programming languages in the UK.

Here are the top 15 programming languages most sought after by employers, listed top to bottom by frequency of mentions in UK job adverts over the past three months.

SQL – Mentions in job adverts over the last three months: 12,244

Average salary: £50,000

SQL is used in managing or processing relational database management systems.

JavaScript– Mentions in job adverts over the last three months: 11,371

Average salary: £50,000

Commonly used on websites for graphic effects, JavaScript is a popular object orientated language.

C# – Mentions in job adverts over the last three months: 10,936

Average salary: £50,000

Commonly used in Microsoft’s .NET framework for web applications, C# is a great general-purpose language to learn.

Java –  Mentions in job adverts over the last three months: 9,161

Average salary: £62,500

Another popular option is Java. This general-purpose programming language can create applications for single use, or to be distributed across multiple servers. 

Python – Mentions in job adverts over the last three months: 7,542

Average salary: £62,500

Python is an open source programming language primarily used for creating desktop GUI applications, which is quickly gaining in popularity.

PHP- Mentions in job adverts over the last three months: 2,776

Average salary: £45,000

This scripting language can be used to add interactive elements to web pages. It can only be used if it is uploaded onto a server.

C++Mentions in job adverts over the last three months: 2,683

Average salary: £55,000

C++ is an extension of the C programming language and is used widely in game development.

Power Shell Mentions in job adverts over the last three months: 2,380

Average salary: £51,500

While PowerShell is not a compiled language, PowerShell it is generally considered a typed scripting or command language.

CMentions in job adverts over the last three months: 2,201

Average salary: £50,000

C is an extensively used programming language and can be found in most computer operating systems.

T-SQL– Mentions in job adverts over the last three months: 1,718

Average salary: £45,000

Working as an extension to SQL, this programming language is from Sybase and Microsoft and works with relational databases.

TypeScript- Mentions in job adverts over the last three months: 1,547

Average salary: £57,500

Stemming from JavaScript, this programming language is maintained by Microsoft.

Ruby– Mentions in job adverts over the last three months: 1,378

Average salary: £57,500

Ruby is an interpreted general-purpose programming language used to build many modern high profile sites such as Airbnb and Hulu.

Bash Shell– Mentions in job adverts over the last three months: 1,336

Average salary: £58,500

Created as a free alternative to Bourne Shell, Bash Shell is a Unix shell language.

R- Mentions in job adverts over the last three months: 1,016

Average salary: £70,000

R is an open source programming language and software environment, commonly used for statistical computing within data heavy roles such as data mining and statistics, hence the high salary!

Scala Mentions in job adverts over the last three months: 964

Average salary: £72,500

Scala is an object orientated programming language, which runs on the JVM.

If you are looking for a new career opportunity or hiring developers for your company, do not hesitate in giving us a call on 0333 358 3241. Alternatively email us on info@ivy-blu.co.uk

Sources-

https://www.techworld.com/picture-gallery/careers/uks-top-15-most-in-demand-programming-languages-3612638/

https://www.evolutionjobs.com/uk/media/the-most-in-demand-programming-languages-for-2019-184514/

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