10 high-paying tech jobs
Top 10 high-paying yet common programming languages
Are you already in the IT industry & looking to get a better paying job? Are you in another market & looking to make a carrier shift into programming? Here is a list of 10 high-paying common programming languages!
Currently, 6.7 million Americans are in the tech industry today, & close to 200,000 tech jobs were added in 2015 alone! With the continual push for new technology, & the more we rely on internet & developing technologies for daily operations, we should expect to see continual job growth.
But in order to nab one of these programming jobs, one is going to require the perfect skills that will get you hired. In some situations, even a combination of skills & programming languages.
One way to almost guarantee a high paying technology job is to beocme an expert in a rare, yet highly desired tech skill. However the list of jobs that are in high demand are getting harder to find. As some of the older, & still unknown technologies are getting phased out in favor of the newer development languages.
The stats for this list are pulled from Paysa, which uses artificial intelligence to help people determine markets value. Additionally which skills to suggest learning to boost salaries & the most in-demand job skills in the entire tech industry.
The following is a look at the average salary & the number of jobs available covering 248 skills, & including 29 programming languages from 569 cities. From there, Paysa returned this list of skills that are most in demand.
No 9: PHP is worth $124,475
The incredibly popular web language PHP appeared in 5% of the job listings that Paysa scanned. Generally PHP gets a bad wrap due to “beginner” level developers that create open source or hobby projects with little to no security in mind. This creates value in openings from two directions, skilled PHP developers to write programs, & skilled PHP developers with a security mind set to scan, penetration test, & ultimately cleanup existing infrastructure.
Average salary for jobs requiring this skill is $124,475.
No. 8: SQL is worth $126,532
Now this result perplexes me a bit. While SQL appeared in 13% of the job listings Paysa scanned, I’m not sure if they are referring to the idea of SQL, or more specifically MSSQL (Microsoft SQL server), MySql (Open Source/Java/Oracle SQL), or something modern like a couchdb/nosql/sqlite. What I can be sure of, is a combination of the major ones previously listed can go a long way to landing a higher paying job.
Average salary for jobs requiring this skill is $126,532.
No. 7: PL/Sql is worth $126,177
A specific SQL, PL/Sql, appeared in 5% of the job listings Paysa scanned.
Pl/Sql is Oracle’s programming language extension for the Oracle database. Not to be confused with Oracle’s opensource MySql database language, Pl/Sql is the most popular database of its kind. That alone makes sense that this would be a skill that’s highly in demand.
The average salary for jobs requiring this skill was $126,177.
Average salary for jobs requiring this skill is $126,988.
No. 5: C# is worth $129,692
An evolution of C/C++, Microsoft’s C# appeared in 7% of the job listings Paysa scanned. For years, colleges have been pushing C# as the carrier choice language with the idea that “C/C++ is dead”. This alone has made the language popular by just out of college programmers writing apps with Microsoft web programming tools.
Average salary for jobs requiring this skill is $129,692.
No. 4: Java is worth $131,962
The now Oracle owned OS independent language Java appeared in 13% of the job listings Paysa scanned. While in the news a lot lately for it’s security flaws, popularity has not detoured away. With years of applications being created for large organizations & governments, continuation of security & enhancements require high-paying developers.
Java is an still an extremely popular language, originally developed by Sun Microsystems.
The average salary for jobs requiring this skill is $131,962.
No. 3: C is worth $133,691
Old faithful C, appeared in 5% of the job listings Paysa scanned.
You don’t have to look far to find C. C is the basis for a lot of other languages, operating systems, & a staple for a introduction to computer science. Additionally as video game development continues to explode, the lowest language has long since moved away form assembler, onto C. Libraries written in C to do a majority of items, networking, processing, AI, real-time interactions, & so on.
The average salary for jobs requiring this skill was $133,691.
No. 2: C++ is worth $133,954
C++ appeared in 7% of the job listings Paysa scanned. Another one of those languages derived from C and is considered a fundamental language to learn if you want to call yourself an expert coder. Also another introduction language in a lot of colleges.
The average salary for jobs requiring this skill is $133,954.
No. 1: Perl is worth $139,214
Perl is yet another popular programming language, & appeared in 5% of the job listings Paysa scanned. Perl is beautiful as it uses a C-like syntax, is an interpreted language, & runs from the shell. So it’s a lot of win-win situations. Perl is often requested for both developers (as it’s been around for years) & additionally for both Windows & Unix/Linux administration for automating server side tasks. Coming from both developers & admins would explain why this is #1 on the list.
Average salary for jobs requiring this skill was $139,214.