learn to code
Many people learning to code are turning to online courses. Of all the different platforms that offer such services, Udemy is by far the most popular, used by two-thirds (66%) of respondents. Coursera is second with a third (35%) and Codeacademy third (26%).
One of the reasons Udemy seems to be so immensely popular, compared to other platforms, is that it allows users to purchase the individual courses they want and doesn’t necessarily require them to take a certain path.
But the most popular does not necessarily mean the most lucrative. The report says Clojure remains the highest paid language to know, with the average salary crossing the $100,000 mark. Dart is the lowest paid language, with developers earning an average salary of just $43,724 per year.
When it comes to the highest paying roles, lead developers take home the biggest salary, followed by cloud infrastructure engineers, blockchain engineers, and data engineers. Developers with colocation experience are generally paid more than their peers with cloud-only experience.
Big data and data streaming skills also pay well, with Apache Spark, Apache Kafka, and Hadoop all in the other three major frameworks and libraries.
Full-stack (46%), back-end (43%), front-end (26%) and desktop (15%) developers continue to make up the majority of all respondents.