Top Software Job Trends In 2018

There has never been a better time to be a software developer. The software industry is booming and believe it or not, there aren’t enough good software developers in the world. The salaries of software developers are still on the rise.

Java, C, C++ and SQL have been the industry leaders for the past decade or so and are still the most demanding programming languages in the world. Here is a list of Top Programming Languages of 2018.

Here is a list of programming languages based on number of available jobs on Indeed.
LanguageNo. of jobs
C 119,368
SQL 89,350
Java 57,836
Python 45,116
JavaScript 35,153
C++ 30,214
C# 25,205
Objective-C 17,676
Ruby 17,237
PHP 13,290

Here is a list of some of the top jobs and corresponding salaries available on

RoleSalary (in USD)
Sr. Software Engineer114,527
Full Stack Developer110,560
Front End Developer102,469
Java Developer102,160
Software Engineer96,879
.NET Developer88,719
Application Developer84,562
Web Developer77,768

Among the job trends, Machine Learning is on the rise. According to LinkedIn job trends (see below chart), the jobs in machine learning have increased 9.8x in 2017 and are expected to grow at an even faster pace in 2018.


Other tech jobs on the rise are data scientist, big data developer, full stack engineer, Unity developer, and full stack developer.

Believe it or not, software development isn’t the only field in which jobs are being created. Cyber security is one of the fields that may require more experts than any other field. There is going to be a demand for over a million cyber security experts in the USA alone by 2020. Actually, Cyber Security brings one of biggest opportunities for developers. As a software developer or IT professional, it is important to understand the security threats and industry demand. Most of the hackers find holes in website securities and get access to the servers and data via web. If you want to learn what the major threats are and how you can fix them, read my article, How To Build Secure Websites.

Blockchain is another area that has grown in 2017. As a matter of fact, more than 50% of large corporations are thinking about building blockchain-based products. Here is a flow chart that shows if You Need A Blockchain for your products. 


In this article, we saw the top trending jobs for software developers.