Stack Overflow has released results of its 2017 Developer Survey, and they paint an interesting picture of the languages developers love and abhor.
Developers are crushing on Mozilla’s Rust, which earned top honors as the most-loved programming language among the 64,000 coders worldwide who answered the annual survey by Stack Overflow, a social network and job board. Respondents also enthusiastically embraced Python, calling it the language they most wanted to work with in the coming year.
Want to earn big bucks as a developer? Learn Google’s Go or Scala. The two topped the list of best-compensated programming languages in the United States, with experts earning an average of $110,000 a year. Worldwide, developers skilled in Clojure—a Lisp dialect—earned the most, averaging out at $72,000 per year. Dev ops specialist and machine learning specialist were the most lucrative specialties.
While the overwhelming majority of developers said they were highly satisfied with the career paths, most also felt they were underpaid. The benefits that were most likely to lure them to a new job? Vacation time and the ability to work remotely.
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