10 Programming languages to learn long-term

With the ups and downs of tech demands through the years, it must be confusing to decide on which language you should prioritize long-term. Thankfully, tech pros have been on the watch, and this research conducted by analyst firm RedMonk is here to help you decide.

The RedMonk Language Rankings is from the span of 2012 to the present, and the top 10 represent the most stable languages that have been in constant demand in the past 6 years. Check them out below:

  1. JavaScript
  2. Java
  3. Python
  4. PHP
  5. C#
  6. C++
  7. CSS
  8. Ruby
  9. C
  10. Swift

As you can see from above, the top 10 languages have been consistent in their rankings. Interestingly, this list is also the same performers for this year alone. According to RedMonk, these are some of the requirements for the data inclusion and analysis: must be observable in GitHub and Stack Overflow, language is based on the repository language, used aggregated history to determine ranking.


Sharpen your language fluency!

Now that you know which languages to focus on, you will know what to prioritize in terms of boosting your career skills. It’s safe to assume that the top 10 will remain at its steady pace — even if it’s only for the next year or two. So if you want to catch the attention of recruiters and potential employers, brush up on these languages stat!

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You can read the more comprehensive analysis of the graph in this link.

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