Given the demand for tech talent, many software-development teams are refocusing their hiring efforts on junior developers and engineers who recently graduated school. Managers figure these younger, relatively inexperienced team members can quickly learn the nuances of the job. But do these new technologists have the right programming-language skills to plunge right in?
“Python is developers’ most preferred language in which to earn certifications, and the second most in-demand by companies,” added the note accompanying the data. “Its versatility means it’s loved by beginner developers and those working on heavy industrial applications alike. SQL skills are crucial for budding data scientists—a role that’s seeing steady growth in demand—and most companies still need these skills to access data stored in a relational database.”