5 High-Demand Programing Skills For Coders That Want To Get Hired in 2018

With 2018 approaching, you might already have some plans to add to your skillset. Why not make a New Year’s resolution to learn a new programing language?

If you haven’t got a language you’d especially like to learn you might want to consider one of the following five examples. We’ve analyzed the job and salary data on gooroo.io to find out which skills are most in-demand. These are the skills that companies are hunting for right now, and each has thousands of new job opportunities posted every month.

1. SQL🔥

Modern websites and programs rely on huge databases to hold their information. SQL enables you to query that data and extra, modify, and use it. Essentially, SQL ferries the data between the front-end computers and the back-end databases.

Retrieving and using data is essential for large websites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, and Twitter (and for a lot of smaller websites too). Just imagine how much data your Facebook profile holds about you — your name, address, friends, groups, and much more — it is tools like SQL that help make that data usable and retrievable.

Next Steps: Find out more about SQL here or start learning SQL with SoloLearn.

2. JavaScript🔥

If you’d like to go into web development, JavaScript is one of the three essential languages you need to know. JavaScript is used to add functionality to websites, including videos, analytics, advertising, and more. Without it, websites built using HTML and CSS would be static and boring.

By learning JavaScript, you will then be able to add functionality, improve usability, and make websites more exciting.

Next Steps: Learn more about JavaScript or take a peek at the SoloLearn JavaScript course.

Already mastered JavaScript? You might want to expand your skills with our JQuery course.

3. Java🔥

Java is a multipurpose object-oriented programing language (it has nothing to do with JavaScript). It’s highly popular because it works anywhere, can be used to make web apps, and has been adopted by Google as the main language for creating Android apps. So, if you’re a budding app developer, this might be a great place to start.

Next Steps: Find out more about Java or take a look at SoloLearn’s Java course.

4. C#🔥

C# is a highly popular general purpose object-oriented language created by Microsoft as an alternative to Java. It is a popular tool for web applications, Windows desktop applications, and mobile applications. The big draw for many learners is that C# is used to create many AAA games using the Unity engine. If you’d like to enter into game development, C# might be a good place to start!

Next Steps: Learn more about C# here or browse our introductory course.

5. HTML🔥

If you’re a newbie and some of the other languages on this list look a little scary, here’s the place to start. If you want to do any kind of job where you produce something that will be viewed over the internet, you’re going to know HTML. Even if you’re not going to be using it on a daily basis, you’ll be expected to know it. It’s easy and quick to learn and allows you to get started building your own websites.

Next Steps: Find out more about HTML here or start learning HTML with SoloLearn.

Ready to get stuck in? Download the SoloLearn App today for Android or iOS!

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