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Mark Vassilevskiy
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Top 7 Highest Paid Programming Languages in 2022

If you are a programmer, it is important to know which programming languages will be in demand. Programming languages are changing every year and the market for skills changes accordingly. Knowing what employers want now and in 2022 can help you make an educated decision on your future education or career path. Here are the top 7 highest-paid programming languages that you should pay attention to!

1. Go

Go is an easy-to-use open-source programming language that helps you build simple, dependable, and efficient applications. In 2009, Google created Go after which it was utilized in Uber, SoundCloud, Netflix, and Dropbox. This language was created in the image of the familiar C language

Despite the fact that this programming language is still relatively new, it has already gathered a following among many coders because to its ease of use. It's very similar to Python and JavaScript, and as powerful as C++

Go programmers get paid at an average of $110,000-$115,000 per year

2. Objective-C

This language was the first one to create applications for macOS and iOS based devices. Objective-C was derived from C and used Smalltalk-style messaging components, like Go. Objective-C is an object-oriented programming language as a result of this. In 2014, it was replaced by Swift, which is a more advanced form of the same language.

Objective-C is, nevertheless, quite popular since there are several IOS applications on the market that were written in it and require maintenance. As a result, if you want to employ an iOS developer, they will almost certainly understand Objective-C.

Objective-C programmers get paid at an average of $100,000-$110,000 per year

3. JavaScript

JavaScript is currently the most popular programming language. It is used in web development, front-end design, and back-end development. Demand for JavaScript programmers is high and will continue to be in 2022. With JS you can build almost anything that you want, starting from a web application and ending with a Neural Network.

In the past, JavaScript was considered a "minor language" that can be used to enhance web pages. But with the release of NodeJS and its increased functionality JS has become more than just an enhancement. Today, thanks to modern frameworks such as React or VueJS with JS it is now possible to create full-fledged applications or even a web browser.

JavaScript programmers get paid at an average of $100,000 per year

4. Python

Python is a versatile language that can be used for scripting, data analysis, machine learning, and more. The demand for Python developers is increasing as more companies are using Python for their projects. In this language, you can create web applications on the server-side, desktop apps with GUI, and machine learning algorithms. In addition to its simplicity of use for creating scripts in comparison with other programming languages such as C ++ or Java, it is also a very effective tool that allows you to write fewer lines of code.

Python programmers get paid at an average of $100,000 per year

5. C/C++

C++ has been around since 1985 but it is still one of the most popular programming languages today. Many video games are programmed in C++ due to its ability to create fast and efficient code. C++ developers are in high demand and will continue to be in 2022.

C++ is actually everywhere, in your computer, in your mobile phone, and even at your toaster. Because of it, you can build your own microcontrollers and fully customizable applications on desktop and not only. This is a lower level than the same Python or Javascript, which means that it almost directly communicates with the computer and the speed of its operations is several tens of times higher than its competitors

C++ programmers get paid at an average of $105,000 per year

6. Ruby

Ruby is an interpreted, high-level, general-purpose programming language. It was designed and developed in the mid-1990s by Yukihiro "Matz". And when we say about Ruby we need to mention the most popular framework called Ruby on Rails

The main purpose of this language is to help build legible programs based on JSON or XML standards, as well as easier JavaScript data transfer. Since its release, this programming language has wowed the public with its convenient features, such as the seamless creation of database tables and the formation of view templates. In addition, the programming language itself has the support of a huge community, which prolongs its life and relevance for many years to come.

Ruby programmers get paid at an average of $90,000 per year

7. PHP

PHP is a scripting language that was created in 1994 by Rasmus Lerdorf. It has become one of the most popular languages on the web and is used on more than 80% of all websites today and there are many different frameworks you can use with the language such as Laravel, Symfony, Zend Framework, Yii, etc... PHP code executes on the server, which makes it perfect for handling form data and creating dynamic content pages. It's easy to learn and adaptable which means demand for PHP programmers will rise through 2022.

Many developers are saying that PHP is dying right now and that there're many other programming languages for almost the same usage as PHP which is much powerful and so on. However, as I said 80% of all internet is made by PHP and in several years it won't change instantly, I swear.

PHP programmers get paid at an average of $75,000 per year


Programming languages are tools that can be used to create anything you want. Some of the most popular programming languages today include JavaScript, Python, C++, and many more. As technology advances so do different types of programming languages because companies require a specific type for their projects. Programming language demand is determined by how essential they are for IT companies in general which means that the more you know, the better salary you get. Programming languages are constantly evolving so it is important to keep yourself up-to-date with everything new in this industry because there might be something out there that can help you reach your goals faster than before.

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