C# Shows Strong in Tech Skills Reports
Microsoft's C# programming language continues to show strong in tech industry skills reports, with the most recent examples coming from a skills testing company and a training company.
The new report are fresh on the heels of an earlier report based on data from Burning Glass, an analytics software company that provides real-time data on job growth, skills in demand, and labor market trends. That report showed C# making the top 10 list of top programming skills, based on job postings from the prior 30 days.
Also, in the .NET/C# technology stack, the DevSkiller report listed the top 5 individual components, led by ASP.NET:
Other Microsoft technologies also made the report, as SQL Server was the No. 1 "must have" skill in the data world, followed by Tableau and R. Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect, meanwhile was deemed the most popular "Role IQ," which measures the collection of skills making up the most in-demand roles.
Even though the report is based on 2019 data, Pluralsight said it can help guide developers in the new year. "12 months of data holds invaluable insight into what the next era of tech progress is shaping up to look like," the company said. "The key takeaway? If you’re not committing to building technology skills, you’re sure to be left behind in the year ahead. So we’re taking our skills back in time to learn from what heated up and cooled off across the globe in 2019 -- all in the name of preparing for what’s next."
Coincidentally, in a recent report on programming language popularity compiled by the TIOBE Index, C# just passed Visual Basic .NET for fifth place and was cited as being in the running for "Programming Language of the Year" for 2019, an honor awarded to C a couple weeks ago.
David Ramel is an editor and writer for Converge360.