The rating of the most profitable programming languages – The Saxon




Compiled an interesting ranking.

Developer site Stack Overflow conducted a survey among 65 thousand users to see what programming languages they know and how much they paid for it, reports the Chronicle.info.

With these data, Stack Overflow has made a rating, placing languages on the growth of the income which they bring to programmers. The calculation of results was used the median salary for 50 working weeks, with foreign currency converted into dollars.

Swift. Apple created this programming language in 2014, and since then it is gaining popularity. With Swift, you can create applications for iOS, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch. Developers with knowledge of this language receive about $125 million in the U.S. and $58 million on average in the world.

Uber, Airbnb, Square, an app for meditation and Calm about 500 thousand of other apps in the App Store at least partially written in Swift.C. C created by Dennis Ritchie in 1972, it still remains one of the most popular languages. The developers, which owns C, can count on a salary of $125 million in the U.S. and $50 thousand on average in the world.

Rust. Rust – project of Mozilla, which according to the creators was to be the next evolution of C and C++. Programmers who work with Rust, earn an average of $130 million in the U.S. and $74 thousand in other countries.

The programming language used on projects such as Firefox, Dropbox, Amazon and Coursera. He also heads the ranking of the most popular languages on Stack Overflow for 5 years in a row.

Ruby. Developers who know Ruby, receive $130 million in the U.S. and $71 thousand in average in the world. This programming language with open source code was created by Japanese scientist Yukihiro Matsumoto in 1995 and since then has become one of the most popular.



Ruby used to create Twitter, GitHub and Kickstarter.

Perl. The Perl programming language was created by linguist Larry wall in 1987 while working in an American company Unisys. In the world of Perl is one of the highest paying programming languages, since developers earn an average of $76 million In the U.S. for his work with this language ready to pay $130 thousand Kotlin. Kotlin, who created the St. Petersburg company JetBrains in 2010 to help developers write programs for Android. Programmers in possession of Kotlin, earning $130 million in the U.S. and $54 thousand on average in the world.

Today this language is used by Google, Square, and Atlassian.Objective-C. Objective-C is one of the main languages that Apple uses to create its operating systems OS X and iOS. Developers using Objective-C, earn an average of $135 million in the U.S. and $64 thousand in other countries.

This programming language is also used in developing applications for iOS. The programming language is Objective-C appeared in the early 1980-ies was the main language used on the platform NeXT before it was acquired by Apple.Go. The Go programming language in 2007, was created by the developers of Google. According to one of the creators of the language Rob Pike Go has been invented to solve real problems that arise when developing software in Google.

Programmers in possession of Go, earning $140 million in the U.S. and $74 thousand on average in the world.Scala. Scalable Language or Scala – language, which was created in the early 2000-ies of the German scientist Martin Odersky. Programmers who work with this language, earn an average of $150 million in the U.S. and $76 thousand in other countries.

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It is used by many developers of old and very popular Java programming language. The basic frameworks of language – Play and Lift – often used by news sites, such as The New York Times, the Guardian, The Huffington Post, and the social network Foursquare, and LinkedIn.