In its May 2022 survey, over 70,000 developers gave an insight into the world of programming languages, which reveals some interesting tidbits.
Elsewhere, the study revealed the most attractive coding languages to learn when it comes to salary amounts. Clojure, an offset of the Java-based Lisp programming language, is the most lucrative language to have experience in, with the average salary exceeding the $106,000 mark.
Comparatively, Dart ranks as the least desirable language among companies due to an average salary of $43,724 a year.
- Erlang: $103,000
- Perl: $90,000
- C#: $69,516
- C++: $68,000
- PHP: $50,496
- HTML/CSS: $63,984
- C: $67,186
Between 2021 and 2022, median salaries on average increased around 23%. That’s a significant increase for a period spanning just 12 months. Why the sharp jump? Stack Overflow details how Flow, COBOL, Couchbase, and IBM Cloud/Watson all saw the largest salary bumps on a year-over-year basis.
Chief developers are leading the pack in terms of the highest-compensated individuals in this industry, while cloud infrastructure engineers and data engineers are also handsomely rewarded, according to TechRadar. Unsurprisingly, blockchain engineers are also on the receiving end of a substantial payout as well.
Breaking down the types of users who participated in the survey reveals full-stack (46%), and back-end (43%) developers as those who engaged in the study the most, while front-end (26%) and desktop developers (15%) were also involved.
Finally, considering coding continues to be an industry that provides the backbone of technology, it’s no surprise that a massive amount of individuals have turned to learning coding languages via online courses. Udemy is currently being used by 66% of the respondents, followed by Coursera (35%), and Codeacademy (26%).
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