state of software development in 2016 Adoriasoft tech blog

The year is coming to an end, and many experts begin summing up the state of software development in 2016. Which software development trends have been fulfilled and which not? Which programming languages were in demand and which were not used? Where do developers earn more and where less? We tried to answer these questions in the following analysis.  

According to the survey by O’Reilly, technologies such as Javascript, HTML, CSS, Python, Bash and Java have marked the year as most widely used programming languages of 2016. At the same time, Java alongside PHP and C/C++ were still used by programmers, but not so frequently as before.

The top paying technologies in 2016 according to StackOverflow were F#, Dart, Cassandra, Spark, Hadoop, Clojure, Scala, Salesforce, Redis, Go, Cloud (AWS, Azure, GAE, etc). The most trending technologies were React, Spark, Swift, Cassandra, Raspberry Pi, Node.js, Cloud and Python.

The highest salaries software engineers received in the US, Switzerland and Japan. Also developers in Northern and Western Europe tend to have higher salaries than their colleagues in Eastern European countries.

Finally, programmers got higher salaries with cloud-related technologies and such languages as Swift, Go, Scala and Python, which the majority of software development community is eager to learn within 1-2 years.

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