8 Programming Languages That Offers Immediate Employment In Nigeria

Programming Languages

On this article, we are going to list and explain programming languages that are very needed to access immediate employment in Nigeria and other parts of the world.

At the rate which the world is growing digitally, it is advisable for everyone to have a good idea of programming and programming languages.

Looking at the world of today, those who have invented things that have to do with technology are making it very big and ruling a little world of their own.

The good thing about programming is that its jobs are not very much competitive.

Under the current situation in Nigeria, we see people working in places that are totally unrelated to what they studied in school and performing very well.

But in the case of programming, no one from another field can take your job. It is a skill we have to learn for a long time to understand the dynamics behind it. No one can learn programming while on a job if they don’t have at least a basic knowledge about it.

Programming Languages For Immediate Employment

1. PHP

PHP stands for Hypertext Pre-Processor. It is a server-side programming language, and the most used in the world today.

This language can be used to create dynamic web applications. Over 80 per cent of websites in the world today runs on PHP, this includes; Facebook, Wikipedia and Tumblr.

Not just that, WordPress, which is the most used CMS framework also runs on the same PHP.

Most programmers see PHP is an easy language when compared with some advanced language like Java.

That is not true, PHP can be written in different forms. The procedural PHP may be a bit easy. PHP can also be Object-Oriented Programming, that’s where it becomes more complex.

If the coding of PHP seems difficult, there are lots of frameworks that can be used.

The most interesting thing about PHP is that you can easily integrate some other languages into it without much stress.

Being an average PHP programmer in Nigeria, there are lots of uncompetitive jobs available, with salary ranging between 150,000 to 250,000 naira.

But if you grow your skills and become a certified PHP developer expect a starting salary of about 400,000 naira.

2. JavaScript

JavaScript is one of the most powerful and dynamic scripting programming languages in the world.

JavaScript can be used to create dynamic web applications, mobile apps, and games for the web. It can also be added to HTML to give it pleasant front-end display and functionalities.

JavaScript adopted most of its syntax from C Language. Unlike most other languages, in the case of JavaScript, it is compatible with all web browsers, except it is turned off in the browser settings.

Over 90 per cent web pages in the world included JavaScript in its development.

Recently, JavaScript has also gained much ground, that is why it is used as the foundation of Node.js, a server technology scripting that enables real-time communication among others.

JavaScript is used to add spice to web pages therefore making it more interactive.

For example, JavaScript can be used to display popup, modal effects, live chat, cursor behaviour, timer, countdown action, content lock, etc.

Today, there are so many libraries that JavaScript developers can use to reduce the time it takes in writing codes.

Most JavaScript developers prefer to work libraries because of the broad nature of JavaScript, it’s very hard to find a complete guru in JavaScript in Nigeria.

As a JavaScript developer, you will be needed in all angles of development, as you can be part of any kind of project.

An intermediate JavaScript programmer in Nigeria earns 200,000 to 250,000. While a certified JavaScript expert that can work well with node.js earn an average of 500k.

3. SQL

SQL stands for Structural Query Language. It is a special-purpose programming language that is designed for managing data held in a relational database management system (RDBMS), or for stream processing in a relational data stream management system (RDSMS).

It is also very common, with variations in the like of Microsoft SQL and MySQL which are very common and broadly you in several applications.

The Microsoft Structural Query Language Server is best for small businesses, big businesses, bank, hospitals, universities.

In fact, just about every gadget or computer in the world today’s technology has at least a touch of SQL.

For instance, all iPhone and Android phones have access to a SQL database which is called SQLite and many mobile apps developed Google, Dropbox and Skype use it directly.

Pursuing a career in SQL has numerous advantages. It does not only use to develop advance database-oriented applications, it also gives you an insight into becoming software engineers.

Almost all applications in the world have connections to a database, being in this field makes you a better developer and give you an edge over so many programmers.

In fact, being an expert in this field, developers will consult you in other to accomplish their database-oriented projects.

Being in the SQL field, you can choose to work as a freelancer, a consultant, or work for a company. If you have the capital, you can as well set up your own software firm.

The monthly salary of on SQL personnel in Nigeria range between 150,000 to 450,000 depending on your level of experience and task accomplished.


Due to the growth of the Android device, the number of Java developers positions has been growing arithmetical over the years.

Java is one of the most adopted, most popular and multipurpose programming language used by several developers and billions of devices around the world.

Java is an object-oriented language, based on classes, and designed to be portable, this means that you can find it on all operating systems, platforms, and devices.

Java developers are seen as the king of all developers, not only because of the kind of task Java codes can execute but because it is considered as a very broad, versatile and difficult to learn programming language when compared with most other languages.

As a good java developer, because good java developers are few in Nigeria, you can easily secure a high paying job in big software companies, telecoms companies and computer networking companies. With salary ranging between 350,000 to 1.2 million naira.

Most good java developers find it difficult to work for people, they will rather set up their own tech firm or build a project that will pay them for life.

Note that JavaScript is the scripting language of the World Wide Web, it is very different from Java. JavaScript is built right into the web browsers including Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

5. Python

Personally, I love the name of this programming language. Python is a multipurpose programming language named after the Monty Python!

Python is incredibly simple and readable since closely resembles the English language.

In the world today, the need for Python language in increasing, this is why the language now ranks first five in codingdojo.com rankings.

Python is a high-level programming language widely used for general-purposes.

Python is considered the easiest programming language to learn for the first time learners. The is why most programming has a background with Python. Most seasoned programmers started their coding career with Python.

6. Swift

Just some years back in 2014, Apple company Inc. decided to invent their own programming language. The output was Swift – a new programming language for iOS developers and OS X developers to build their next killer app.

The Swift coding is are very similar to C++ and Objective-C. Developers who already have C++ and Objective-C background will find Swift very interesting and easy to navigate around.

Some top companies that first adopt Swift are; the American Airlines, Duolingo and LinkedIn.

After that, the demand and need for Swift programming and programmers became on the high.

Two years after, in September 2016, Apple Inc. released a new version of Swift known as Swift 3.0 giving it more features. Its new features include modernizations of debugging identifiers, a better translation of Objective-C APIs, and a new model for collections and indices.

There are so much more features are the swift program currently, this caused a great rise it the demand for programmer the are connected to it.

Nigeria is not left behind, there are so many freelance projects available in Nigeria both online and offline on swift related projects.

7. C++

C++ which is pronounced as C-plus-plus is developed by Bjarne Stroustrup at Bell Labs, the language was first released far back 1983.

Stroustrup keeps a comprehensive list of applications written in C++. The list includes most Microsoft applications, Adobe, large portions of Mac OS/X, MongoDB databases etc.

It is the best language to learn for performance-critical apps such as “twitch” game development or audio and video processing.

C++ is a multipurpose programming language based on C language. It has been there for several years even before to introduction of most modern time languages.

Many developers started their programming live with C++ and the job opportunities around C++ in Nigeria is unlimited. C++ is a language that will stand the taste of time.

8. C# (C Sharp)

C Sharp is a modern, simple, multipurpose, type-safe, object-oriented programming language.

C Sharp is developed by Microsoft, intending for use in developing software components suitable for deployment in distributed environments.
It is used in .NET applications and several others.

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