It’s been around for a long time, runs in many computing environments, and has advantages of readability, scalability, and robustness.” Java is also popular on another major job board, Dice.
The top 10 “languages” in its listings, along with their year-over-year change in frequency, are: Dice also notes a healthy increase in demand for Python, whose 13% growth lands it in third place, up from eighth last year.
As shown in the chart below, Java showed up in job titles far more often than any other language, with 2,992.19 mentions per million listings.
According to Terence Chiu, vice president of Indeed Prime, “It is not surprising that Java is such a popular programming language.
Midmarket customers (those with between 101 and 1,000 employees), in particular, use the largest variety of language combinations, and Ruby is now used in combination with other languages more than it is alone.
“This trend may suggest a slow change in businesses adapting more diverse technology stacks into their businesses,” Duggal says.
By many measures, Java retains its position atop the language rankings.The idea is to take advantage of each language’s special strengths as well as the varied expertise of the programming team.Jake Widman is a San Francisco-based freelance technology and science writer, covering everything from big data to quantum physics.Software developers know that choosing the best programming language to use—for your project or for your career—can be critically important but often challenging.The criteria can be confusing and the options difficult to determine.