Which Programming Language Should You Learn? [infographic]

What if you can remotely add a new autopilot function to an existing vehicle by streaming radio waves through the air?

That’s exactly what Tesla just did recently when it rolled out its “autopilot mode” as a software update.

Mindblowing if you think about it! That’s just the world we live in today, where programming and development skills are some of the most in-demand skills.

Programming / development demand in Australia

Recruiting in the IT space specialising in development / programming, I interview and talk to at least 30 – 40 candidates a week. A lot of them tell me that they receive at least one to two job offers a week!

Based on what our clients have been requesting and the projects in the pipeline, these programming and development skills will enjoy growing demand in the next 12 months:

  • Java
  • Javascript
  • SAS
  • PHP
  • Objective-C
  • .NET
  • C++

JavaScript frameworks /libraries in high demand are jQuery, Angular JS, Backbone JS, and React. Some of the hottest programming roles are Java Developer, SAS Developer, Android Developer, iOS Developer, PHP Developer and UX Designer.

Beyond technical skills

While technical skills are essential, what our clients value even more are business acumen and the ability to communicate / manage stakeholders.

They want talented developers who can transform business requirements into technical solutions, as such strong communication skills are absolutely important. Being able to “bridge the gap” – to explain technical solutions to non-technical individuals is highly valued.

It’s never too late – which programming language should you learn?

With developers and programmers in such high demand today, and paying quite well too (AUD$85,000 – $110,000 according to SEEK’s latest report), it’s never too late to pick it up.

But which programming language should you do? What platforms should you skill up in? Here’s a great infographic by Udacity that might help you decide.

Which programming language should I learn code coding infographic