Common coding languages many employers look for include JavaScript, Python, and the C languages.
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    • According to jobs site Indeed.com, the two most in-demand jobs of 2020are software architect and full-stack developer, both of which require a proficiency in coding.
    • Tech company HackerRankpolled over 116,000 software engineers to find out which languages are associated with the highest salary.
    • From C++ and Python to Ruby and Perl, here are the top 15 coding languages associated with the highest salaries worldwide, along with online courses to learn them.
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    If you recently lost your job, or just want to learn something new, consider learning what the job site Indeed says is 2020's most in-demand skill: coding.

    Analysts at the site combed through its database to find the best jobs of the yearbased on three factors: average pay, the job title's growth on the site over the past three years, and the number of postings for the job for every one million total listings on the site.

    The most promising job was software architect, the person who makes high-level decisions about the design and standard of code used in a platform. In second place was a full-stack developer, or someone who has the complete coding skills to make a platform.

    While some hiring managers don't require a job applicant know a specific coding language (the coding skills are often transferable across languages), it does help to know which languages are associated with the highest-paying jobs.

    HackerRank, a tech company that focuses on competitive programming challenges for both programmers and recruiters, surveyed over 116,000 software developers and students to figure out what coding languages were associated with the highest pay worldwide.

    Below is the complete list of languages, along with how they compare to the salary of the average developer, which according to HackerRank's survey is $54,491, the equivalent of R880,000.

    C++ is associated with an average global salary of $55,363.10

    Udemy

    The salary for this language is 1.6% higher than the global average salary. 

    Where to learn it: Try this interactive Udemytutorial for beginners or this Udacityintermediate course for people with coding knowledge. 

    JavaScript is associated with an average global salary of $55,690

    Codecademy

    The salary for this language is 2.2% higher than the global average salary. 

    Where to learn it: Software engineering teacher Mosh Hamedani has a free YouTube courseon Javascript, CodeAcademyhas a free beginner class, and Learn JShas a free, interactive tutorial.

    Python is associated with an average global salary of $56,670.90

    CS Dojo

    The salary for this language is 4% higher than the global average salary. 

    Where to learn it: YouTube channel CS Dojo has a video explainerfor absolute beginners, software engineering teacher Mosh Hamedanihas a helpful YouTube video as well, and Udemyalso has this free introductory course.

    TypeScript is associated with an average global salary of $57,433.70

    Freecodecamp.org

    The salary for this language is 5.4% higher than the global average salary.

    Where to learn it: It helps if you know JavaScript, as TypeScript builds off this language. However, FreeCodeCamphas a beginner course in TypeScript and KoderHQhas a free interactive tutorial.

    Kotlin is associated with an average global salary of $58,196.60

    Kotlin

    The salary for this language is 6.8% higher than the global average salary.

    Where to learn it: FreeCodeCamphas a beginner YouTube explainer and KotlinLang.orgoffers an interactive tutorial for people with coding knowledge.

    C# is associated with an average global salary of $58,469.10

    Codeasy.net

    The salary for this language is 7.3% higher than the global average salary.

    Where to learn it: CodeEasy.Nethas a beginner tutorial on the basics of the language, and there are multiple videoson the language available on YouTube.

    Prolog is associated with an average global salary of $60,648.70

    Learn Prolog Now!

    The salary for this language is 11.3% higher than the global average salary. 

    Where to learn it: There are a few websitesthat offer free instructionon how to learn Prolog. 

    R is associated with an average global salary of $61,629.60

    edureka!

    The salary for this language is 13.1% higher than the global average salary.

    Where to learn it: Edureka! has a helpful YouTube tutorialfor beginners and Codecademyhas a course for beginners.

    Pascal is associated with an average global salary of $62,773.90

    Pascal-programming.info

    The salary for this language is 15.2% higher than the global average salary. 

    Where to learn it: Pascal Programming has a bunch of free online tutorialsand Udemyhas a course that costs $12.

    Swift is associated with an average global salary of $65,171.50

    FreeCodeCamp.org

    The salary for this language is 19.6% higher than the global average salary. 

    Where to learn it: FreeCodeCamp.org has a YouTube serieson the language and Hacking with Swifthas a helpful online course. 

    Objective-C is associated with an average global salary of $66,697.30

    Udacity.com

    The salary for this language is 22.4% higher than the global average salary. 

    Where to learn it: Udacityhas a free course on the language and Tutorials Pointhas a helpful intermediate-level guide.

    Ruby is associated with an average global salary of $72,146

    Codecademy.com

    The salary for this language is 32.3% higher than the global average salary. 

    Where to learn it: Codecademyhas a great course for beginners, and FreeCodeCamp.orghas a helpful YouTube explainer.

    Go is associated with an average global salary of $72,691.30

    Golangbootcamp.com

    The salary for this language is 33.4% higher than the global average salary.

    Where to learn it: This helpful e-bookis great for people with a coding background. Beginners can also look to this online courseor Udemy's $12 class.

    Scala is associated with an average global salary of $77,159.60

    Scala-exercises.org

    The salary for this language is 41.6% higher than the global average salary. 

    Where to learn it: CognitiveClass.aioffers a great beginner tutorial. You can also check out this interactive course.  

    Perl is associated with an average global salary of $84,025.50

    Perl-begin.org

    The salary for this language is 54.2% higher than the global average salary. 

    Where to learn it: Many online Perl courses assume a basic understanding of coding. If you have no basic coding experience, check out this "Perl for Newbies" course, or consider taking a free, introductory course in another, more common language like Python or JavaScript before venturing into Perl. If you have a basic understanding of coding, check out TutorialsPoint.comor LearnPerl.org.

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