Top 15 highest-paying programming languages in 2020

The push for digitisation has changed the most in-demand job verticals across the industries. Web, mobiles and software developers have the highest demand. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, companies are hiring techies with niche skills. Most of these companies prefer hiring freelance workers with niche skills. The gig economy has seen a rise in the demand since the pandemic. Upwork has released a list of top lucrative programming languages that developers should develop skills for.

According to Upwork, developers with skills in top languages can demand as high as $66 per hour. A comparison of all programming languages and their hourly pay suggests that $66 per hour is higher than the average wage paid to web, mobile, or software developer across the US.

Adam Ozimek, Upwork Chief Economist said, “Tech represents the largest category on Upwork and this data illustrates the highly skilled nature of work that is being done on our platform. From artificial intelligence to mobile development, these specialized skills are highly sought after and, as a result, command high rates. And with work increasingly going remote, we are already seeing continuous growth in opportunities for skilled, remote tech professionals.”

The top 15 lucrative programming languages and their average hourly pay according to Upwork is as follows:

  1. Objective-C – $66
  2. Golang – $64
  3. Windows PowerShell – $62
  4. Excel VBA – $60
  5. Kotlin – $60
  6. VB.NET – $59
  7. Ruby – $59
  8. Java – $58
  9. Swift – $56
  10. C# – $56
  11. ASP.NET – $56
  12. C++ – $55
  13. SQL – $54
  14. Python – $53
  15. C – $52

As the workforce shifts towards remote work, companies are hiring developers from gig platforms such as Upwork. Having skills in one of these top in-demand technologies plays a great role in commanding the highest pay.

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