Java is one of the most popular programming languages around and one of the most sought-after skills by employers. Java is another programming language that’s considered a strong “core” language that many employers like to see on your resume. Knowledge of Java can allow programmers to quickly pick up other sought-after programming languages like Scala which is a newer programming language that seeks to solve issues within the Java language. In an article by Dice, Scala programmers are difficult to find and employers are finding it difficult to find Scala talent. Java programmers command a salary of $85,000 or more per year while Scala programmers command a salary of $110,000 or more.
This is a general programming language that’s also good to know. It is also one of the most in-demand programming languages around. This programming language is an extension of one of the oldest programming languages, C. Job Board, Indeed states that the average salary for a C++ developer is $115,593 per year. Higher paying C++ jobs include the knowledge of Java and C# in addition to C++.
When going into the workforce as a new programmer, it pays to know multiple programming languages. Do research to figure out which programming languages complement each other. More times than not, employers want their candidates to have experience with multiple programming languages. For example, programmers who have knowledge of both Java and Scala can command higher salaries. The same goes for programmers who have knowledge of C++, C#, and Java.
Committing yourself to learning these 3 core programming languages will pave the way for you to learn their complementary counterparts. and as a result obtain a rewarding and high-paying salary.
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