Sitting in tenth on our list of top skills to know for 2023 is Java. Why Java, you ask? Java was the second-most popular language on the Pluralsight platform, and one of our most frequently taken Skill IQs.
Don’t just take our word for it, though. It ranked #3 in RedMonk’s Programming Language Rankings in 2022, #4 on Tiobe’s list, and #6 on StackOverflow’s list. In terms of job listings, Gartner ranked Java as a “Core Skill” due to a high number of jobs requiring this language, a slight increase in year-on-year demand by 1.8%.
However, Java really stands out as one of the fastest growing and high-volume digital skills by digital demand among S&P 100 companies, according to Gartner, with an average annualized demand growth rate (ADGR) of 163%.
We ranked Java #2 on our list of the most popular programming languages in 2022. Learning this Write Once, Run Anywhere (WORA) language is a solid move in terms of professional development.