To say that Python is a prominent programming language is something of an understatement. Earlier this year, SlashData’s State of the Developer Nation suggested that Python had the world’s second-largest programming-language community, at 10.1 million people. Meanwhile, the language continues to hold its high position on top-programming-language lists.
But which companies are actually hiring Python developers? For an answer, we can turn to Burning Glass, which collects and analyzes job-posting data from across the country. As you can see from the following chart, which draws on data from the past 90 days, some of the country’s largest corporations are in need of Python talent:
If you’re a Python developer, this list offers some good news even if you don’t necessarily want to work for a mega-corporation—it’s clear that the need for the programming language extends across many different industries, from consulting and healthcare to technology and finance.
If you’re intent on learning the language, start by visiting Python.org, which offers a handy beginner’s guide to programming and Python. And if you’re the type who learns best via video, consider Microsoft’s video series, “Python for Beginners,” with dozens of lessons (most under five minutes in length; none longer than 13 minutes). Popular online learning portals offer lots of tutorials, including Datacamp (whose Introduction to Python course includes 11 videos and 57 exercises), Udemy (which offers a variety of free introduction courses, including one for “absolute beginners”), and Codecademy. Consider learning all you can from the “free” parts of these portals before paying for lessons.