These are Chicago's most lucrative coding languages

December 19, 2016

It's no longer a secret — learning to code is now one of the most valuable career skills available.

If you have even the slightest interest in learning to code, you should first know what languages are out there. We compiled a short list of programming languages with a brief look at how well they pay and how hard they are to master:

The industry is overflowing with developer/engineering jobs and companies are struggling to find candidates with the necessary qualifications.

"The internet can provide a basic understanding of many individual programming languages," said Ripal Patel of Coding Temple. "Bootcamps bridge the gap between e-learning and a traditional college experience, combining lecture, hands-on training, and a portfolio-based curriculum. This accelerated immersion transforms students into junior developers with promising careers."

Each language has its own unique following who are devoted to learning more. C++, Java, Python, JavaScript, Ruby, PHP, and C# groups meet monthly to mentor and share ideas with one another. 

For more information about how you can begin learning these languages, click here

*Average Chicago salaries provided by David Belsky, Regional Director of Jobspring Partners, in cooperation with Workbridge Associates
*Employment numbers courtesy of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2015).