Top 10 In-demand Programming Languages That Can Get You A Job


Technology has become an integral part of our personal and working lives. From smartphones to online apps, a lot of work goes into making such forms of ‘technology’ as efficient and user-friendly as possible.

As technology continues to develop and more innovations are brought to the table, the demand for the appropriate technical skills to make these a reality is set to surge.

Interested in in this demand, Prolifics Testing sought to discover the technology-related jobs Indians are most interested in and the programming languages they most want to learn.

Prolifics Testing found that Indians are most interested in data scientist jobs, with an average of 31,000 online searches per month.

Data analyst roles generate the second greatest amount of interest, with 28,000 online queries each month.

Software Engineer (15,000),   Web  Developer (14,000) and  Software Developer (12,000) jobs each accumulate more than 11,000 online searches a month each.

On the other end, python developer jobs gain just 8,100 online searches per month, making it the least popular.

The programming languages Indians are most interested in learning

Undoubtedly, many of the technology-related jobs will require knowledge of at least one specific programming language.

Prolifics Testing found that Indians are most focused on learning python, with an astonishing 291,000 online searches for it each month – the equivalent of 9,700 online searches a day.

Top 10 programming languages people are most interested in learning


Programming Language Average Monthly Online Search Volume
1. Python 291,000
2. Java 134,300
3. JavaScript 108,200
4. PHP 74,900
5. SQL 63,700
6. HTML 62,800
7. C++ 35,200
8. CSS 33,400
9. C# 32,600
10. R 10,650


Java (134,300 online searches) is the next most popular programming language that individuals are trying to become proficient at.

JavaScript (108,200) and PHP (74,900) are each receiving over 70,000 online searches each from those keen to gain further knowledge on them.

On the other end, R (10,650), C# (32,600) and CSS (33,400) are among the programming languages that Indians have less interest in learning.

Top 3 tips for getting a job in technology (even with little experience)

1. Get networking

Those working in technology are a close-knit community, so it makes networking very important. Make the effort to find and attend as many technology/IT-related conferences as possible.

Likewise, reach out to established influencers, potential mentors and prospective employers on platforms such as Linkedin to not only showcase your skills but ask thought-out questions.

2. Diversify skill set

Proficient in one coding language? Then push yourself to learn another one through online courses.

Additionally, knowing the fundamentals of aspects such as SEO and photo and video editing will complement your programming skills, especially during websites development.

3. Building a portfolio of work

Don’t just talk about what you know. Gain a competitive advantage by having a portfolio of work that you can showcase. This may involve contributing to open source projects or building your own project.

It does not have to be a complicated project, it could just be a free and simple mini-app. Likewise, take on one-off freelancer jobs which are a great way to get your foot in the door and enhance your professional as well as interpersonal skills.

  • When it comes to jobs in technology, Indians are most interested in data scientist roles, with an average of 31,000 online searches per month for any potential openings
  • Data analyst positions are then the next most sought-after, with 28,000 online searches a month
  • Python (‘learning python’ – 291,000 online searches each month) is the programming language Indians most intend to learn
  • Other programming languages Indians are keen to master include Java (134,300 online searches), JavaScript (108,200 online searches) and PHP (74,900 online searches)

Brand Note 

Based in the UK, Prolifics Testing is a consultancy offering software testing services and industry-accredited software testing training courses.