First, because, once you know one language you'll be able to pick up any other language super easily and i mean really really easily. I work with lots of languages for the videos that i make, but i would say that i really only know java and at this point, i'm even forgetting java, because it was like three years ago since i last coded in java, but i can basically take on Any project that i can think of in any programming language without any real problems, and this really goes to show that it doesn't really matter too much which programming language you learn. First, as long as you know, one language you'll basically be able to work with any programming language, but still i know you want to save yourself some time and learn the right language from the start.
Instead of having to learn one language and then switch to the right one in order to find answers to a lot of these questions, i've basically been looking at a lot of developer surveys that have been conducted by stack overflow throughout the years where you can find Things like the popularity salary and also the higher ability of different languages, and then i've also looked at other market data like job listings and salary statistics just to find out like which developer jobs are in highest demand right now and which languages are used in those Jobs and also which languages are in highest demand right now. So let's take a look at the result of my findings.
The only real negative about python is the fact that python is often related to computer science and computer scientists are essentially among the top paying developer jobs that you can find, which means that the 59k average salary per year is probably a little bit skewed towards the Higher end because of the fact that the computer scientists will be making a lot more than 59k per year and then the people that just learned python with making a little bit less than 59k per year. So this means that if you just learn python as your first language, then you can't really expect to get 59k per year as your starting salary. But even so, i still think that python is a really great starting language to learn and also learning those more advanced concepts within python. That will lead you to that. Higher starting salary is definitely possible as well, and i highly recommend using brilliant.org who's, also sponsoring this video for learning about computer science with python, because brilliant is just such a high quality platform when it comes to learning about math and science, and they offer incredibly good Courses on computer science like this one on algorithms, where you can basically create your own algorithms by moving around blocks of code and you get instant feedback on the results.
So you can learn how algorithms work without actually getting into the weights of the coding syntax. They have so many great courses related to computer science and i'm really happy to tell you guys that, because of this collaboration with me and brilliant, we're actually able to offer you guys a 20 discount on an entire year of brilliant premium. So you can check it out at the link in the video description, i'm personally currently going through their course on neural networks. So even if you're, not a beginner brilliant is literally that it's brilliant, i had to say it i'm from gothenburg, which is literally pun city. The language that tops out this category is the go programming language, which is a language developed by google, and this language has an average yearly salary of seventy four thousand dollars per year, which puts it in the number three spot of the highest paying languages.
According to stack overflow, looking at other data, i've found places where go also tops out the lists for the highest paying programming language. The go language is often used for back-end development, big data and other computer science related things. It'S a language, that's often used within the financial sector for things like algorithmic trading, and this means that it has a higher barrier to entry, because in order to get started with that, you also need to learn a lot of other stuff to go along with the Language, especially if you want to work within the financial sector, in which case you'll, need a lot more experience as well.
It'S also a pretty good choice as a first language to learn because it's used within a lot of back-end development and if we look at the highest paying jobs within software development that also require the least amount of experience. We see that front-end, back-end and full-stack developers are the ones that earn the most with the least amount of experience so with go. You can then get started as a back-end developer and then have a pretty good chance of getting a high paying job really fast. And it's also a very capable language within the devops space and devops is usually a job that tops out the list for the highest. Paying jobs within software development, the runner-up in this category is scala, and this is actually on average, a higher paying language at around seventy six thousand dollars per year compared to the seventy thousand 000 per year of go
But if we look at which languages are the most loved by developers, we see that scala ranks number 14 on this list compared to go, which ranks very favorably at number five. It also has a much lower market share of around four percent of jobs, using scala compared to nine percent of jobs using go, but because this is for the people looking to make the biggest bucks. Scala is definitely a good choice and scala is actually used for a lot of similar things as go, and a lot of companies actually switch from either go to scala or from scala to go, which means that in the big picture view they basically do the same Thing so in terms of like looking into which one you should learn, i would suggest looking into a little bit more and researching them or potentially just flipping a coin.
The final category is the category for which language to learn in order to be able to build your own startup or company of some kind. The way that i was looking at this was that i wanted a language that was multi-purpose, meaning that it could be used for multiple things at once, so that you basically only have to learn one thing, and you can build everything that you want with that single Language - and this is because of the fact that, if you're building your own company, then you ideally don't want to have to learn too many things at once.
My recommendation would be to actually find a project that you want to build instead and then find the language that you need in order to build that project, and that way you both get a project that you can then put on your resume, and you also get Motivation to keep going when things get a little bit harder because you want to be completing the project and lastly, i just want to say that in case you missed it. I'M publishing some courses over on patreon and my most recent one is how to build a trading bot and that's available in full on my patreon account and there's no prior programming knowledge needed and you get access to the full course straight away. As soon as you join and there'll be a link in the description anyway, that's it for this one.