|Languages To Learn And Earn|
|Written by Janet Swift|
|Wednesday, 19 February 2020|
The 2020 HackerRank survey attracted responses from 116,000 developers from all parts of the globe. In our final look at its results we consider its findings about the languages that hiring managers want, the languages developers know and the ones they want to learn next.
HackerRank started out as competition community for programmers then expanded its use of coding challenges to help businesses recruit developers with the skills they required. The 2020 HackerRank Developer Skills Report includes data from the hiring managers as well as from developers and ranks programming languages in terms of demand on the part of employers.
HackerRank also offered new information this time round, reporting:
not all hiring managers see language skills as a top priority: globally, 14% say they’re language agnostic when screening candidates.
This trend is most pronounced in the Americas region (AMER): 21% of hiring managers in the region are language agnostic when searching for new hires. Asia-Pacific region (APAC) hiring managers are half as likely to be language agnostic (10%).
While there was some minor change year-on-year in the league table for language demand, there was virtually no change in terms of supply:
Comparing the best known languages with the most wanted languages there is a striking anomaly. C is third in terms of being known but is only required by 11.5% of hiring managers.
Go comes close on the heels of C in terms of the language skills hiring managers are looking for, with a demand level of 11% but it leads the field (36%) as being the language developers want to learn next, as it has done in both previous surveys.
If you missed our two previous items on this survey, see HackerRank Finds New Generation Gaps about differences in respondents' first programming languages and their chosen methods of learning new skills and Are Developers Paid Fairly? about variations in pay and developers' satisfaction with their pay. Results from previous year's Hacker Rank surveys are reported in Language Learning Insights From HackerRank 2019 Survey and, for 2018, Never Too Early To Code According to HackerRank.
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|Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 February 2020 )|