Most In-Demand Programming Languages for 2014

Posted on February 28, 2014. Filed under: Career Management, Job Market Trends, Programming, Software Development |

0_ProgramLanguage2014eWeek recently released its top 10 list of most in-demand programming languages for 2014. No surprise…Java and JavaScript top the list.

  1. Java
  2. JavaScript
  3. C/C++
  4. C#
  5. PHP
  6. Python
  7. Ruby
  8. Objective C
  9. HTML5
  10. CSS

Several comments were made regarding HTML5 and CSS not being programming languages but markup and styling languages, respectively. Therefore, their inclusion on the list ruffled some feathers. However, their importance as development tools is important to note.

Other commenters were annoyed that COBOL is missing from the list, and a suggestion was made that it is wise to learn a mix of old and new languages to broaden the scope of your coding knowledge.

Perhaps the most interesting point made here by eWeek is in regard to the dichotomy between East Coast and West Coast employers. In New York, Python is most in demand, whereas in San Francisco it’s Ruby. So it pays to know the territory.

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