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The Programming Languages and Skills That Pay the Best in 2019


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The 10 programming languages associated with the highest-paying jobs all earned developers an average salary of above $100,000 in 2018, according to the Dice 2019 Tech Salary Report.

While pay for technology professionals only crept up 0.6% in 2018, base wages remain high, with an annual average salary of $93,244, the report says.

The top priorities of the 10,780 technology professionals polled for the survey were salary, working conditions, training, remote and flexible working options, and being challenged at work.

The survey found a mismatch between the large proportion of tech workers who want training on the job, 71%, and the share of workers who say their company funds training, only 40%.

Highest-paid programming and scripting languages in 2018

Language Average Salary Year-to-Year Change
1.Golang $132,827 N/A
2. Perl $110,678 -2.7%
3. Shell $109,518 4.0%
4. Node.js JavaScript $105,418 3.7%
5. Java/J2EE $105,164 2.6%
6. TypeScript $103,680 1.7%
7. Python $103,587 0.4%
8. Ruby $ 102,086 -1.2%
9. Swift $ 101,631 3.2%
10. C# $101,566 1.8%

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