These are the programming languages most in demand by hiring companies
are among the programming languages most sought after by hiring managers when hiring new developers, according to a new survey from programmer training company CodinGame.
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This was closely followed by Java, which was reported as in-demand by 59% of recruiters, and Python, which 48% of respondents said was in high demand.
Some programming languages have proven to be popular with developers, but less popular with recruiting companies.
For example, 45.1% of developers said they coded in C, but only 15.4% of companies said they needed development in C. Likewise, 47% of respondents programmed in C ++, but less than a third (27%) of businesses said they needed C ++ developers.
The same goes for Python: 57% of developers code in the language, but just under half (47%) of companies have a high demand for it.
Aude Barral, co-founder of CodinGame, said it’s common for programming language trends among developers to be different from market trends.
“Certain technologies may become fashionable within the developer community simply because they are easy to learn, or more practical or more aesthetically appealing. And popular languages are a topic of discussion. endless between developers, ”she told TechRepublic.
“If there is a match between the needs of businesses in the market and trends within the developer community, then languages will gain popularity. This is the case with Go and Rust, which is increasingly used in DevOps. “
Barral added that some programming languages, such as PHP, remained widely used in the market, but were otherwise “unloved” by coders, who saw them as limited.
While C remains a popular language for beginners, Barral suggested that its popularity has waned recently with the emergence of Python.
“With Python it’s a little different, because developers and businesses are fans,” she added.
“It’s the third most requested language for businesses and developers love it because it’s easy to learn, it’s a general-purpose language, and it’s incredibly efficient to use. And over the past three years, artificial intelligence and machine learning have contributed significantly to the rise of Python. “
CodinGame’s survey also rated the most popular development frameworks among programmers, with Node.js, React, and .NET Core currently leading the way.
.NET Core development framework, those numbers were 34% and 23%, respectively.
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Another framework that is in the top three recruiters is Angular2, Google’s TypeScript-based web platform for building mobile and desktop apps. Forty-one percent of recruiters said they were looking for Angular2 + specialists, but only 17% of developers said they were familiar with the framework.
Looking ahead, CodinGame has found that DevOps will be in high demand in 2021, as companies that have experienced increased needs for managing cloud infrastructure – or that have migrated to the cloud as a result of the COVID pandemic – 19 – seek vital expertise.
In fact, demand could be so high that recruiters predict a global shortage: 43% of HR professionals surveyed suggested they would have a hard time finding qualified DevOps professionals for their technical teams this year, with survey results indicating that it has moved ahead of back-end and full-stack developers as most difficult position to fill in 2021.
Barral said: “While Covid has largely been the driving force behind this change, it will be interesting to see if these trends continue into 2021.”
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