Top 10 programming languages employers want the most

The most popular programming languages among developers are not always the ones that will get them hired, according to Indeed data.

The most in-demand programming languages and developer jobs across the globe These coding languages are the most in-demand among companies, according to a Hired report.

While Stack Overflow's recent annual developer survey identified the most popular programming languages, it's also important for developers to consider what languages are most in-demand from employers when deciding what new skills to learn, according to recent data from job search site Indeed.

The most popular programming languages identified by Stack Overflow were JavaScript, HTML/CSS, SQL, Python, and Java.

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Businesses remain in a war for developer talent in the US, where there are more than 570,000 open computing jobs and fewer than 50,000 computer science graduates entering the workforce. Making matters more difficult for organizations seeking skilled programmers, the coding languages employers need are sometimes different from those that developer students know, according to a HackerRank report.

Indeed identified the most in-demand programming languages based on the percentage of job postings that include the skill within the technology category over the last six months. Here are the 10 most in-demand programming languages for employers:

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

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By Alison DeNisco Rayome

Alison DeNisco Rayome is a Senior Editor for TechRepublic. She covers CXO, cybersecurity, and the convergence of tech and the workplace.