If you’re an expert in a rare tech skill, you will almost certainly be paid well. But the jobs requiring that skill could be harder to find.
Therefore the best thing to do is to be able to strike a balance in that the tech skill you’re pursuing is high enough in demand and also specialized enough to command decent pay.
A startup called Paysa, which uses artificial intelligence to help people determine their market worth and to advise them on which skills to learn to boost their salaries, recently conducted research to find the most in-demand job skills in the tech industry and this is what it came up with.
No 9: PHP is worth $124,47
PHP is a language popular for web development, though is used for other projects too. It has a reputation for being easy to learn.
Average salary for jobs requiring this skill is $124,475.
No. 8: SQL
SQL is the language used with databases like Oracle, noSQL and Microsoft SQL. These databases are used almost by every major business all over the world, so this skill is hugely popular. It’s also important enough to command a high salary.
Average salary for jobs requiring this skill is $126,532.
No. 7: PL/Sql
Pl/Sql is Oracle’s programming language extension for the Oracle database. Oracle’s database is the most popular database of its kind, a SQL database, which stands for “structured query language.” So it makes sense that this would be a skill that’s highly in demand.
The average salary for jobs requiring this skill was $126,177.
Average salary for jobs requiring this skill is $126,988.
No. 5: C#
C# is an offshoot of C developed by Microsoft and made popular by programmers writing apps with Microsoft web programming tools.
Average salary for jobs requiring this skill is $129,692.
No. 4: Java
The average salary for jobs requiring this skill is $131,962.
No. 3: C
C is a programming language that is the basis for a lot of other languages, and used to be a staple for a computer science education. But there are easier languages to learn these days and some debate among programmers if it’s still necessary to learn C. Looks like many employers do prefer their coders to know it.
The average salary for jobs requiring this skill was $133,691.
No. 2: C++
C++ appeared is one of those languages derived from C and is considered a fundamental language to learn if you want to call yourself an expert coder.
The average salary for jobs requiring this skill is $133,954.
No. 1: Perl
Perl is a popular programming language that is known to be an easier language to learn which is good for all sorts of projects.
Average salary for jobs requiring this skill was $139,214.