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