While developers have an opinion about their most loved and hated programming languages, companies have their own opinions, too, according to Hired’s 2019 State of Software Engineers report, released Thursday.
The report surveyed more than 700 software engineers on the Hired platform, and analyzed proprietary data reflecting more than 170,000 interview requests and job offers over the past year.
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Here are the 10 most in-demand coding languages globally, and the number of interview requests a developer with that language in their skillset received over an average period of 2-6 weeks on the platform:
- Go (9.0)
- Scala (8.4)
- Ruby (8.2)
- TypeScript (7.7)
- Kotlin (7.2)
- Objective-C (6.6)
- PHP (6.5)
- Java (6.5)
- HTML (6.4)
Coming in lower down the list were Swift (6.3), Python (6.2), C++ (5.6), C (5.4), C# (5.4), and R (3.3).
Go was named the most in-demand programming language, likely because relatively few developers use it, the report found. Only 7% of those surveyed said they primarily work with Go. The same was true for Scala, Ruby, Typescript, and Kotlin–while all these languages rank in the top five most in-demand by companies, they are less familiar among developers, according to the report.
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