Computer Science

Coding Dojo Names Top Coding Languages by City

Java, JavaScript/MEAN stack and Python are in high demand across the United States, according to new research from Coding Dojo. The coding bootcamp today released a list of the most in-demand programming languages in various cities.

Rankings were calculated by "adding up the number of job postings mentioning coding languages on employment websites Dice.com and Indeed.com, taking the average monthly Google search volume for keywords related to coding languages, and with interviews of Coding Dojo instructors about student demand for each language," according to a news release.

The top programming languages for each city are:

New York

  1. JavaScript/MEAN stack
  2. Java
  3. Python
  4. C#
  5. Swift/iOS

Los Angeles

  1. Python
  2. Java
  3. JavaScript/MEAN stack
  4. C#
  5. PHP

Chicago

  1. Python
  2. Java
  3. JavaScript/MEAN stack
  4. C#
  5. PHP

Philadelphia

  1. Java
  2. JavaScript/MEAN stack
  3. Python
  4. C#
  5. Swift/iOS

Dallas

  1. Python
  2. Java
  3. JavaScript/MEAN stack
  4. C#
  5. PHP

San Jose

  1. Python
  2. Java
  3. JavaScript/MEAN stack
  4. Swift/iOS
  5. Ruby on Rails

Washington, D.C.

  1. Python
  2. Java
  3. JavaScript/MEAN stack
  4. C#
  5. PHP

Houston

  1. JavaScript/MEAN stack
  2. Java
  3. Python
  4. C#
  5. PHP

Boston

  1. Python
  2. Java
  3. JavaScript/MEAN stack
  4. C#
  5. PHP

Atlanta

  1. Python
  2. Java
  3. JavaScript/MEAN stack
  4. Ruby on Rails
  5. C#

Seattle

  1. Python
  2. Java
  3. JavaScript/MEAN stack
  4. C#
  5. Swift/iOS

Coding Dojo noted that while Ruby on Rails is perceived as popular and taught in most coding bootcamps, it only made the top five coding languages in San Jose and Atlanta, "indicating moderate demand at best." Conversely, the company said, "Among coding bootcamps, C# and Java tend to be under-taught when compared to the high level of job demand for both these languages."

"This data backs up much of what we've known anecdotally in the developer community for years, like the lukewarm job demand for developer favorite language Ruby on Rails and just how high of a demand there is for Java," said Coding Dojo Head of Curriculum Speros Misirlakis, in a statement. "It's a good reminder that the technology developers like and talk about are not necessarily the same ones that businesses use. Based on this research, we're removing Ruby on Rails and Swift classes from some of our locations and adding Java, C# and PHP to others to better prepare our students for careers in those job markets."

For more information on the findings, visit the Coding Dojo blog.

About the Author

About the author: Rhea Kelly is executive editor for Campus Technology. She can be reached at rkelly@1105media.com.

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