The lack of skilled IT workers is hurting the deployment of emerging technology, according to a new survey from Gartner. In areas from cloud to cybersecurity, this crisis is expected to last for years to come.
Here’s a list, starting with SQL, which is currently the language most desired by those employing computer programmers. Coding could be the skill that changes your career trajectory, and this list is a place to start.
SQL is used by large companies to update or retrieve information from a database. Corporations with huge amounts of information within their database rely on those with an understanding of SQL to analyze that data to better understand their audience and help determine which directions to move in going forward.
Java is a programming language used to create applications on your computer. It is an object-oriented programming language, meaning its focus is on objects rather than actions. It is so ubiquitous that chances are you have downloaded Java onto your computer before in order to run a program, even if you didn’t know you were doing it at the time.
C# (pronounce “See Sharp,” like the music note) is a C-variant programming language, meaning that much of the syntax and structure will help in learning other languages, such as C++ and Java. C# was developed and is still maintained by Microsoft, and more features are always being added. It is used as the go-to choice for most programmers building Windows desktop applications.
C++ is another C-variant language and is popular in some circles for game development, as well as at many large banking institutions.
Ruby On Rails
Ruby on Rails is a web-application framework written in Ruby, an object-oriented programming language. Many top sites including Hulu, Twitter, Airbnb, and Groupon use Rails in building their web applications.
Swift is a programming language created by Apple for iOS. Through Swift you can create your own iPhone applications and release them on the App Store.