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Here are the 3 most in-demand coding languages, and where you can find a developer job

Java, JavaScript / MEAN stack, and Python top in-demand coding languages across US cities. Here's what language you should learn based on where you live and what company you want to work for.

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Developers are a hot commodity across the US, as these jobs are typically some of the hardest to fill--but job seekers should know that the most in-demand coding languages vary by location and company, according to an analysis from Coding Dojo released Wednesday.

Java, JavaScript / MEAN stack, and Python are the most in-demand coding languages across all US cities, Coding Dojo found. Meanwhile, Ruby on Rails--frequently taught at coding bootcamps--barely broke into the top five in only two locations, San Jose and Atlanta. And C# ranked in the top five in all but one area, though the language tends to be under-taught in comparison to the demand, the report stated.

The findings are meant to help experienced developers or new students determine the best programming language to learn based on where they live and what companies they'd like to work for.

"At Coding Dojo we're always revising our curriculum to prepare our students for the rapidly changing technology job market," said Michael Choi, CEO of Coding Dojo, in a press release. "This analysis shows that the demand for coding skills is local, and knowing a language that will help you get a job in San Jose may not get you hired in Washington D.C."

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Here are the top programming languages in 10 large US cities, and the company with the most current job openings for the top language in each market.

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New York

1. JavaScript / MEAN stack

Most current job offerings: Bloomberg

2. Java

3. Python

4. C#

5. Swift / iOS

Los Angeles

1. Python

Most current job offerings: SpaceX

2. Java

3. JavaScript / MEAN stack

4. C#

5. PHP

Chicago

1. Python

Most current job offerings: Google

2. Java

3. JavaScript / MEAN stack

4. C#

5. PHP

Philadelphia

1. Java

Most current job offerings: Lockheed Martin

2. JavaScript / MEAN stack

3. Python

4. C#

5. Swift / iOS

Dallas

1. Python

Most current job offerings: Capital One

2. Java

3. JavaScript / MEAN stack

4. C#

5. PHP

San Jose

1. Python

Most current job offerings: Apple

2. Java

3. JavaScript / MEAN stack

4. Swift / iOS

5. Ruby on Rails

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Washington D.C.

1. Python

Most current job offerings: tie between Amazon and Capital One

2. Java

3. JavaScript / MEAN stack

4. C#

5. PHP

Houston

1. JavaScript / MEAN stack

Most current job offerings: JP Morgan Chase

2. Java

3. Python

4. C#

5. PHP

Boston

1. Python

Most current job offerings: Akamai

2. Java

3. JavaScript / MEAN stack

4. C#

5. PHP

Atlanta

1. Python

Most current job offerings: Home Depot

2. Java

3. JavaScript / MEAN stack

4. Ruby on Rails

5. C#

Seattle

1. Python

Most current job offerings: Amazon

2. Java

3. JavaScript / MEAN stack

4. C#

5. Swift / iOS

"This data backs up much of what we've known anecdotally in the developer community for years, like the lukewarm job demand for developer favorite language Ruby on Rails and just how high of a demand there is for Java," said Coding Dojo head of curriculum Speros Misirlakis in the press release. "It's a good reminder that the [languages] technology developers like and talk about are not necessarily the same ones that businesses use."

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