Top 10 Programming Languages in the UK in 2016

The UK is a world leader in IT and software development, this ensures that UK businesses require their staff to be adept at using some of the most cutting edge programming languages in order to maintain this position. It is important for UK IT job candidates to know which tech skills are most in demand to ensure that they stand out when making their job applications.

With so much change in software creation and an ever growing number of software languages and platforms, software developers need to be selective of the skills that they acquire and how they spend their time. So how can technology graduates and workers determine which are the best tech skills to learn? The best people to ask would be UK employers as they are the people who require the skills.

Below are the top 10 most sought after programming languages based on the number of mentions within job adverts for the first three months of 2016:

1.SQL

Average salary: £45000

Number of mentions in job adverts from January to March 2016: 21882

Percentage of mentions on all IT job adverts: 21.21%

Current number of live job vacancies: 2572

2.JavaScript

Average salary: £45000

Number of mentions in job adverts from January to March 2016: 16784

Percentage of mentions on all IT job adverts: 16.05%

Current number of live job vacancies: 2661

3.C#

Average salary: £45000

Number of mentions in job adverts from January to March 2016: 15456

Percentage of mentions on all IT job adverts: 14.78%

Current number of live job vacancies: 2059

4.Java

Average salary: £52500

Number of mentions in job adverts from January to March 2016: 14714

Percentage of mentions on all IT job adverts: 14.07%

Current number of live job vacancies: 1987

5.Python

Average salary: £52500

Number of mentions in job adverts from January to March 2016: 6243

Percentage of mentions on all IT job adverts: 5.97%

Current number of live job vacancies: 848

6.PHP

Average salary: £40000

Number of mentions in job adverts from January to March 2016: 5290

Percentage of mentions on all IT job adverts: 5.06%

Current number of live job vacancies: 1016

7.C++

Average salary: £47500

Number of mentions in job adverts from January to March 2016: 5048

Percentage of mentions on all IT job adverts: 4.83%

Current number of live job vacancies: 695

8.T-SQL

Average salary: £44000

Number of mentions in job adverts from January to March 2016: 3799

Percentage of mentions on all IT job adverts: 3.63%

Current number of live job vacancies: 422

9.C

Average salary: £46500

Number of mentions in job adverts from January to March 2016: 3082

Percentage of mentions on all IT job adverts: 2.95%

Current number of live job vacancies: 461

10.Ruby

Average salary: £52500

Number of mentions in job adverts from January to March 2016: 2926

Percentage of mentions on all IT job adverts: 2.80%

Current number of live job vacancies: 417

 

 

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February 1, 2017

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