Top 10 highest paid programming languages in 2022
Programming is a lucrative career domain that promises an astonishing future, an extremely high salary, global recognition, and extensive stability. There are more than 200 programming languages that one could learn but which are the ones that pay the most? And so, the ones you should start focusing on? As per the latest reports, programming jobs are expected to rise by 21% by the year 2028.
On average, median salaries increased about 23% between 2021 and 2022. Flow, COBOL, Couchbase, and IBM Cloud/Watson seeing the largest salary increase year over year.
Additionally, developers that have colocation experience are paid more than their cloud-only counterparts.
Big data and data streaming skills are well compensated with Apache Spark, Apache Kafka, and Hadoop all in the top three other frameworks and libraries.
Clojure is a high-level, dynamic functional programming language. It is designed, based on the LISP programming language, and has compilers that make it possible to be run on both Java and .Net runtime environments.
Average Salary: $106,644 Per Annum
Erlang is a general purpose or you might say a functional programming language and runtime environment. It was built in such a way that it had inherent support for concurrency, distribution, and fault tolerance. Erlang was originally developed to be used in several large telecommunication systems. But it has now slowly made its foray into diverse sectors like eCommerce, computer telephony, and banking sectors as well.
Average Salary: $103,000 Per Annum
F# is a functional-first, general purpose, strongly typed, a multi-paradigm programming language that encompasses functional, imperative, and object-oriented programming methods.
Developer: Microsoft, F# Software Foundation
Average Salary: $95,526 Per Annum
Lisp is the second-oldest high-level programming language after Fortran and has changed a great deal since its early days, and a number of dialects have existed over its history. Today, the most widely known general-purpose Lisp dialects are Common Lisp and Scheme.
Lisp was invented by John McCarthy in 1958 while he was at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
This reference will take you through a simple and practical approach while learning the LISP Programming language.
Average Salary: $95,000 Per Annum
Ruby language has been popular for many years and is still rocking. There is pretty high demand and most of it is highly paid. Ruby is mainly popular for web development, in conjunction with the famous Ruby on Rails framework. It also has other utilities, from scripting and prototyping to game development (using DragonRuby). Given its polyvalence it would never be a bad choice to learn, it is also a high-level language that ends in the fast development of applications (similar to Python).
Average Salary: $93,000 Per Annum
Elixir is a functional, concurrent, general-purpose programming language that runs on the BEAM virtual machine which is also used to implement the Erlang programming language. Elixir builds on top of Erlang and shares the same abstractions for building distributed, fault-tolerant applications.
Average Salary: $92,780 Per Annum
In the Top three spots, we find Scala. Scala is a high-level language that combines object-oriented and functional programming. It can be compiled into Java bytecode and run on a Java virtual machine (JVM). It was firstly designed to solve some of the ‘flaws’ and criticism made over Java. It has a strong and enthusiastic community. It also has good surrounding libraries, which makes it easy to start with it.
Average Salary: $92,780
Perl is a general-purpose programming language originally developed for text manipulation and is now used for a wide range of tasks including system administration, web development, network programming, GUI development, and more.
Average Salary: $90,073 Per Annum
Since its launch in 2007 by Google team members, Go has gained popularity. It’s simple, easy to use, and gets things done quickly. Go is heavily influenced by C but also has memory safety, garbage collection, and structural typing major enhancements.
Average Salary: $89,204 Per Annum
Rust salaries and popularity are both on the rise. Similar to C++, but with more advanced features like memory safety or safe concurrency, has made it a perfect choice for high-performance big applications. Its recent usage in web3/blockchain has also been a key factor. For example, Solana contracts are not made in Solidity, they are made in Rust.
Average Salary: $87,047 Per Annum
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Reference: Stackoverflow Survey 2022