21 Aug 2018

Top 7 In-Demand Web Development Languages in 2018

In 1995, there were less than 1000 web development companies in the United States. By 2005, there were close to 30,000 web development companies in the United States alone. No doubt, the industry is growing faster than grass gets greener on a rainy day. This means that there is rising demand for skilled web developers who know their coding languages. 

Web development is not your average desk job. It’s fun and engaging. It’s strategic and in demand. Here are 7 most in-demand programming languages of 2018


Java is decreasing in popularity by 6,000 job postings in 2018. However, it is extremely established and as a result, millions of web developers use Java on billions of devices worldwide. Java is over 20 years old and it is able to run on any hardware and operating system through the Java Virtual Machine.

The language is used as a server-side language for backend development for 90% of Fortune 500’s companies. All existing android apps are based on Java. Java Enterprise Edition 8 and Java 9 both launched in September 2017 when the Eclipse Foundation took over managing Java EE from Oracle.


Python grew by 5,000 job postings in 2017. It is a support language for software developers and a support language for web developers. Scientific computing, data mining, and machine learning uses Python largely. The demand for machine learning developers may be driving Python into popularity.


80% of web developers 95% of all websites use JavaScript for any dynamic logic on their pages. Front end networks such as React and AngularJS for JavaScript have a future potential as IoT and mobile devices become popular, so we doubt that JavaScript will drop in popularity anytime soon.


C++ is gaining very little in terms of popularity since early 2017. It is an extension of the old school programming language, “C”; used for application softwares, game development,

client-server applications, embedded firmware and drivers. C++ is high in complexity and difficulty in comparison with JavaScript and Python. However, it still remains in use in many legacy systems at large enterprises.


Microsoft designed ‘C#’, an object-oriented programming language created to run on Microsoft’s .NET platform. It makes web development quicker and easier in comparison to Microsoft’s previous languages. C# 7.2 came out in November with several new features geared towards unnecessary copying. Video game developers use C# heavily. Any aspiring video game developers would do well in learning both of them.


PHP is a scripting language that is used on the server side and to add functions that HTML can’t handle. to interact with MySQL databases. 


Perl takes seventh place in our ranking with a drop of 3,000 job postings. It continues to be popular among system and network administrators and as a glue language. 


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