Software engineers design software to meet the demands of clients. Furthermore, they are involved in testing, deploying, operating and maintaining software. It is a challenging and rewarding field which involves a mixture of technical skills and soft skills. Soft skills include communication, collaboration, perseverance, tolerance, adaptability, time management, and critical thinking, among many others. In short, being generally likable and easy to work with.
This leads me to the point of this blog which is to definitively identify the most in demand coding languages for software engineering. I started with a Google and ChatGPT search. I will discuss my ChatGPT search first.
Python: Python's versatility, ease of use, and extensive libraries make it highly sought after. With its applications in data science, machine learning, web development, and automation, Python is likely to continue being a top choice for employers.
Java: Java has been around for a while and is widely used in enterprise-level applications. With its strong community support and its use in Android app development, Java is likely to continue being relevant in the job market.
C#: C# is a popular choice for Windows and game development, and it's expected to maintain its demand in the coming years. With the growth of Microsoft technologies and the Unity game engine, C# skills can be valuable to employers.
Kotlin: Kotlin has gained popularity as the preferred language for Android app development. Given its conciseness and interoperability with Java, Kotlin is worth considering for developers interested in mobile app development.
Go: Go (also known as Golang) is gaining traction for its simplicity, efficiency, and excellent concurrency support. With its ability to handle large-scale systems and cloud-native applications, Go may present exciting opportunities in 2023.
According to "7 Best Programming Languages to Learn in 2023" from Indeed, the top languages currently in high demand from employers are as listed:
- SQL (technically a querying language but employers want it)
From LinkedIn's "Best Programming Languages to Land Jobs in 2023!", their top 8 listed languages are:
In the last 17 months (from Jan-2022 to May-2023), DevJobsScanner has analyzed over 14 million developer jobs. From that 14M jobs, DevJobsScanner has only picked the job offers that explicitly required a programming language.
According to "Top 8 Most Demanded Programming Languages in 2023" from DevJobsScanner, the top languages are:
Take note of the graphs below from DevJobsScanner. This should provide a clearer picture on the types of programming languages in demand.