Learning to code Languages can take a lot of time and effort. Especially if you are a beginner, this process can be a bit energy-consuming. That is why we have analyzed and laid out the best programming languages that you can learn without wasting your time. These are the best and most in-demand programming languages on the market.

We have done the heavy lifting for you and drawn out a conclusion on the trends and the growing in-demand program languages by going through developer and market data from the past few years.

Our research more or less emphasized popular & trendy programming languages. This is because the more popular a language becomes, the more likely developers have to deal with that language. As a result, it is being used widely and is in demand at work. 

According to Stackoverflow insights, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, SQL & Python have been the most popular languages of 2020. While JavaScript is the most commonly used language for straight eight years in a row, Python is rising in popularity and becoming widely used. Also, comparing the Stackoverflow most wanted Languages of 2019 2020, Python has risen from 25.7% to 30.0%, being the highest most in-demand language, also, rising in-demand.

After analyzing and researching the market popularity, trend & in-demand scale of the programming languages, we have concluded the following ranking:

1. JavaScript

  • Front-End Web Development
  • Back-End Web Development
  • Game Development
  • Mobile Apps

JavaScript is the most popular programming and common language in the coding world. JavaScript is an object-oriented computer programming language that can be used to create dynamic web pages, this includes animated graphics, clickable button,s and much more. Most browsers are able to read & utilize the language. Moreover, JavaScript requires no prior coding knowledge. According to Stackoverflow’s 2020 Developer Survey, JavaScript has been the most popular and commonly used Programming Language for eight straight years. With around 69.7% votes, Professional Developers rated it the most popular on the list. This makes JavaScript a language that a developer/ or you have to deal with greatly at work. Additional Resources:

2. Python

  • Desktop Application
  • Data Science
  • Back-End Web Development

First and foremost, Python is the easiest & the most user-friendly programming language for beginners. What makes python so powerful is its extensive library and variety of applications that make it a versatile programming language.

According to StackOverflow’s 2020 report, Python is the most wanted programming language with 11.5% more popular than the second most popular programming language, JavaScript.

If you want a concrete application of python, look at youtube or google search, Both YouTube and Google Search were developed using Python. From a career standpoint, HackerRank reported that in the Americas company’s look for Python Knowledge while hiring managers. To be more specific, Python is ranked as the second-highest most in-demand language looked for when hiring managers.

From an Academic perspective, Python can be heavily useful when dealing with Data Science, Machine Learning, Financial Analysis, and other data applications. Its user-friendliness & versatile application in the fields of mathematics, scientific computing & engineering makes it an absolute beast of a language.

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  • Web Documents
  • Web Development
  • Website Maintenance

HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language. It is the first stepping stone of website development. The content you are seeing at the moment on your screen, this content is actually provided by HTML. If you Right-Click on the web page and choose “Inspect”, you will see the HTML language used to code the web page. To develop a web page, learning HTML is the first step, even a little bit of knowledge of HTML can help you troubleshoot a snippet of code or insert a code/ information in a web page. According to StackOverflow’s 2020 report, HTML is the second most popular language in the world. HTML is extremely easy to learn and you can find solutions to almost every problem on StackOverflow. 

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4. SQL

  • Database Management
  • Sales Reports
  • Business Management

SQL stands for Structured Query Language. This language is absolutely essential for programmers as it greatly deals with the back-end of any application. To simplify, SQL is a language that allows programmers to store, manipulate or query data stored on a database. It is mainly used for managing data stored on a relational database

According to StackOverflow’s 2020 report, SQL is the third most popular programming language. With about a staggering 55.6% (more than half) popularity, it is ranked at the top in the Database Category with PostgreSQL at second place with 36.1%. This huge difference makes it clear that SQL is the king of Database Management Languages. 

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