In 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 at 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 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 basic knowledge about it.
Programming Languages For Immediate Employment
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 percent of websites in the world today run 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 as an easy language when compared with some advanced languages 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 salaries ranging between 200,000 to 350,000 naira.
But if you grow your skills and become a certified PHP developer expect a starting salary of about 400,000 nairas.
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, banks, hospitals, and 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 by Google, Dropbox, and Skype use it directly.
Pursuing a career in SQL has numerous advantages. It does not only use to develop advanced database-oriented applications, it also gives you an insight into becoming a software engineer.
Almost all applications in the world have connections to a database, being in this field makes you a better developer and gives 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 an SQL personnel in Nigeria ranges 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 arithmetically over the years.
Java is one of the most adopted, most popular, and multipurpose programming languages 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 a very broad, versatile, and difficult-to-learn programming language when compared with most other languages.
Because good java developers are few in Nigeria, as a good java developer, you can easily secure a high-paying job in big software companies, telecom companies, and computer networking companies. With a salary ranging between 500,000 to 1.5 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.
Personally, I love the name of this programming language. Python is a multipurpose programming language named after 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 first-time learners. This is why most programmers have a background in Python. Most seasoned programmers started their coding career with Python.
Just some years back in 2014, Apple company Inc. decided to invent its own programming language. The output was Swift – a new programming language for iOS developers and OS X developers to build their next killer app.
Swift coding is very similar to C++ and Objective-C. Developers who already have C++ and Objective-C backgrounds will find Swift very interesting and easy to navigate around.
Some top companies that first adopt Swift are; American Airlines, Duolingo, and LinkedIn.
After that, the demand and need for Swift programming and programmers became 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, and this caused a great rise in the demand for programmers that 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.
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 are 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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