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10 in demand programming languages for tech companies

By David Lawrence |


If you want to work in the technology sector, you’re probably going to need to know at least the basics of computer coding. So which are the programming languages to bag you an interview and kick-start your tech career?

Java

The most common programming language in the world, and still a favourite with recruitment firms.

C

One of the oldest programming languages, but it’s fast, versatile and still in demand.

C++

Particularly useful for video editing and games development, but it’s used just about everywhere.

Python

Wrap your head around python and you’re on to a winner – it’s used in just about every sector and is particularly useful in the up-and-coming field of artificial intelligence (AI).

Visual Basic. NET

This is a simple language to learn, so it’s great for beginners just starting out in programming languages.

C#

Its popularity has waned slightly in recent years, but C# is great for debugging code. It can be quite tricky to learn, however, so isn’t really for newbies.

PHP

Sometimes known as the ‘language of the web’, over 80% of websites still use PHP, so it’s a good one to get to know.

JavaScript

Traditionally used for front-end web development, JavaScript is one of the most commonly used programming languages and many tech recruitment companies will expect to see it on your CV.

SQL

Structured Query Language (SQL) is a very niche programming language which is used by big eCommerce sites such as Amazon. There’s high demand for it, so you could be quids in if you can master it.

Assembly Language

This is a collection of low-level programming languages which control specific computers. You’ll commonly find them in medical centres and research facilities, but their use is widespread so they’re a valuable asset to your CV.

Programming languages are in high demand, particularly when it comes to web development, broadcast media and telecommunications. Tech recruitment firms are always keen to see programming languages on a candidate’s CV, so if you haven’t already got to grips with at least one of these top ten, now is the time to start learning.

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David Lawrence

Written by David Lawrence

David is the founder of Vine Resources.