The following charts show the salary and demand statistics for jobs mentioning various Programming Languages. The data is taken from the analysis of job advertisements in the United States, Great Britain, and Australia.

Programming language popularity in the USA

Programming Languages in the USA

  • Salaries for the more in demand languages have fallen slightly this month, however we continue to see varied salary offers for jobs mentioning the more niche skills.
  • JavaScript continues to be the most in demand language within the USA.
  • C# continues to be more popular than Java with Java salaries still slightly higher.

Programming language popularity in Great Britain

Programming Languages in GB

  • The number of GB jobs mentioning various programming languages have risen in comparison to other technology areas.
  • C# is still the most in demand skill in Great Britain, closely followed by JavaScript.
  • Of the in demand languages, Java roles continue to pay the highest salaries, although the average salary has fallen by £10k this month.

Programming language popularity in Australia

Programming Languages in Australia * Many of the niche languages continue to be under-represented in the Australian job market. * JavaScript continues to lead the charge in demand. * C# salaries have fallen slightly to be just below those offered for Java jobs. * Jobs mentioning Objective-C have seen a large salary boost this month due to a few high paying jobs in this area.

About this analysis

  • When reading these charts, the lower the demand for a skill, the less reliable the salary indicators become. It only takes a handful of jobs to shift the average.

  • Job data is extremely useful as it's plentiful and provides a lot of fascinating and interesting aspects to work with. It also has its challenges. You should read our full disclosure about the analysis for an insight into these challenges.