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Which programming languages are good for highly paid job?

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I am looking for a job that makes me rich :)

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There are two ways that I can go with answering them. Both of them are valid, and they can overlap.

  1. Looking for statistics - There are lots of websites that can provide a report on average income per language, and they are based on their own studies. Usually what pops up are Javascript, Python, C… all those familiar languages. And that makes sense.

    These languages are matured, lots of projects that are successful are written on them, and they are looking to expand.

    Pros: You can find jobs fairly easy, they can be well payed

    Cons: You need a decent experience with it, 
    you won’t last long if your hearth is not on the place
  2. What interests you - If you are a passionate web developer, you are good with styling and designing webpages, then learning Python or C just might not work.

    Maybe you are passionate about game design, you want to create games, design levels, express your creativity and talent throughout that media, then learning CSS or Javascript just might not be the right choice for you.

    Do you see where I am going with that?

    Pros: Learning new stuff is not a task for you, you are eager to do and be productive

    Cons: Passion sometimes does not payout

It all boils down to luck and tradeoff. Look, you cannot get everything, and money is not everything. The point is that you should look around twice if you think that having a highly paid job is what you need. It usually comes with a price (ironically) and you will learn that in a hard way.

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COBOL

Here’s the thing. There are very few instances where it’s the programming language that ensures you get a nice fat paycheck.

Languages don’t pay, products do.

I mention COBOL at the top because right now there’s an acute, immediate, we-need-COBOL-developers-NOW lack of them, so if you can pick it up right this minute, I’m sure you’ll get a nice fat paycheck.

The other caveat would be a highly experienced developer who’s adding a language-in-demand to his resume. That’s worth something because he’s got all the other experience.

Knowing all the syntax of a programming language doesn’t mean you can actually use it, and using it is the only thing that matters.

If you know 15 function calls of a given language, but with those you can solve an expensive problem for someone with the money to pay you, those 15 functions are worth a lot. To you. In that particular situation.

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English Language. Although it’s not a programming language. But the keywords used, for almost all languages, are in English.

After that, I think any programming language can get you a high paying job.

If you still really want to know what languages I would like to learn if given a choice:

java, Go, javaScript, python, and many more…

You will have to learn frameworks too. Like spring, Django, node, express, angular, react.

It’s really hard to pinpoint some languages that are good for high paying jobs.

If you want to be an android developer you will have to learn java and kotlin.

likewise swift for ios, python for data science.

Conclusion:

consider these two points when trying to choose a language to learn:

  1. what do you want to make/become? what’re your interests?
  2. Large community support, Easy and fun to learn, your future plan/purpose of learning it
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These days, you need to first group yourself to what you want to do. Programming is such a huge world and there’s no possible way you can master everything at once. So, you need to choose. Any programming languages can help you get a high paying job, ONLY if you had mastered the skill. So, first, ask yourself. What do you want to do? Do you want to be a data analyst? You can go with Python, R, and its friends. Do you want to be a web designer? You can learn more on Javascript, CSS, Sass, and on. There’s so much option out there, so first you have to choose the initial path by yourself.

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I'm going to say Go and C++. Go paid me more than any other language. It's a fantastic language and highly sought after. In fact, many teams are rewriting their code in Go to this day. It's easy to pick up and very efficient. It's also a newer language at less than 15 years open sourced.

Then, there's C++. You'll find more competition with C++ and it will be more work to learn and actually to do the job. C++ devs may work harder than any others and so their pay is pretty good. But again, you'll be competing with 20+ year guys just like Java and C# so good luck.

Go is the best choice to get bang for your buck IMO and its growth rate is higher than C++ and many other languages. Though, you can't go wrong with either of these.

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Data Science and Data Engineering roles are in the highest demand. My language recommendations are:

  • Python along with Java, Perl, or C/C++
  • Hadoop Platform
  • SQL Database/Coding
  • Apache Spark

You can get a six figure salary if you begin to master these languages.

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I find that the Tiobe index (TIOBE - The Software Quality Company) provides a good start here. If a language has a high popularity index then it is typically in high demand. HOWEVER, all that being said, high paying is rarely equal to language knowledge. It is more aligned with (a) provable skill (something that does not come quick) and (b) domain knowledge, to a lesser extent. Start by being a good programmer - knowing how to logically decompose and solve a problem efficiently and effectively - that is where value is added. If you have that, learning a new language is something that you can adapt to regularly.

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I would say look for a niche in the software development job market rather than a programming language.

The more specialised job you have, the less competition, the less market supply will be and happily you can get a higher salary.

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