Programming Languages That Pay Big Bucks


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Programming Languages That Pay Big Bucks

By Dennis McCafferty | Posted 2013-04-22 Email




SQL is a programming language that’s high in demand, thanks to its role in big data management. As a result, IT professionals with SQL skills are pulling down great salaries, according to recent research from, a job search site. Even if you don’t have certification or a background in SQL, there’s no need to fret. Indeed has come up with a list of other tech programming languages for which job postings are plentiful and salaries are high. The numbers speak to what is amounting to a “Golden Age of Tech,” as IT drives organizations’ day-to-day operations in addition to big-picture strategic planning. This dynamic—coupled with continued innovation—translates into new languages that are seemingly materializing by the month. Because it’s difficult to stay on top of which languages will benefit your career the most, this list can be a big help. As a bonus, we’re also including more than a dozen top employers for these types of jobs, as well as the U.S. cities where the most opportunities exist.

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Programming Languages That Pay Big Bucks

Top Three Programming Languages for Jobs

SQL: 98,375 postings…Average salary: $90,000

Java: 66,634 postings…Average salary: $95,000

HTML: 44,928 postings…Average salary: $81,000





Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.



7 Comments for “Programming Languages That Pay Big Bucks”

Stephen Gembar June 20, 2013 11:34 pm

Since when is HTML a programming language?…


Bogie April 25, 2013 12:38 am

Does this mean if I can write embedded SQL in Java, I should get $185k/yr? Sheesh, I need to find a new employer….


Paul Sierzenga April 24, 2013 8:48 pm

did anyone notice three flags in northeast but only two cities listed….. and two flags in California but three cities in list !!!!…


Mark Jenkins April 24, 2013 3:53 pm

I really wish they would stop calling these things ‘lists when it is really one of their stupid, slow, slide shows….


Junk E Spam April 23, 2013 5:06 pm

I’d further add that from the appearance of the data presented, this are in fact simply skills that were culled from listings, so without the actual relationship between what actual languages these things are combined with, the results are dubious at best. Yes SQL is one of the most common skills on a job posting for programming, but how many of those jobs are paying $90,000 for JUST SQL? Seriously? Get some writer/reporters that know how to do research and understand the topic they are writing on….


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