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What programming languages are popular in Japan and worldwide?

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While different programming languages have different pros and cons, we may be curious about the new trend of programming languages. Which programming languages have become popular recently? There’s no specific research indicating the popularity of programming languages in Japan but we can check this data showing annual average salary by programming languages in Japan. It’s a research done by スタンバイ, a Japanese jobs website, in 2017. The data was taken from around 2,500,000 job postings on the website which include programming languages.
( https://jp.stanby.com/)

Salary by programming language in Japan


*C++ & C# was not included. Source:スタンバイ(https://jp.stanby.com/)
*Cobol had an annual average salary of ¥5,090,000 ranking at 11th.
*Salary below 2.0M, over 20.0M and number of job postings below 100 were not included.

Because there weren’t a lot of job postings, some programming languages with high average salary were not included. Such as “Go” with an annual average salary of 5.71M yen, “Groovy” with an annual average salary of 6.8M yen, “Haskell” with an annual average salary of 6.7M yen, “Erlang” with an annual average salary of 6.04M yen and “LISP” with an annual average salary of 5.81M yen.

Salary by programming language in America

While “Scala” is on the top of the salary ranking in Japan, it also has an high salary Worldwide. If you are interested in the salary in America, you can check it on payscale. It’s a human resource company from Seattle, which also publishes annual average salary for different programming languages on their website. (https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Skill=Scala/Salary)

Popular programming languages worldwide

Having an image of annual average salary by programming languages in Japan, what about the trend of programming languages worldwide? What are most popular programming languages? Let’s check the top 20 famous programming languages in August worldwide. This research was done by TIOBE Software. TIOBE Software is a company gathers data from results of multiple research engines(Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube, Baidu) and revealing programming languages which become popular every month. (https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index/)

Top 20 programming languages in August, 2018.

Source:TIOBE Software(www.tiobe.com)