Top 4 Programming Languages In 2021

Adhithi Ravichandran
9 min readFeb 3, 2021
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We have all experienced one roller-coaster ride in the year 2020 with a global pandemic to deal with and getting used to working from home. I hope all of our readers are staying safe and have a fantastic new year ahead while we as a world come out of this pandemic soon this year.

Speaking of a new year, it is probably a good time to revisit our tech skills and review the top four programming languages to learn in 2021.

#1 JavaScript

For the eight year in a row, JavaScript has been voted as the most commonly used programming language by the Stack Overflow Survey of 2020. JavaScript also happens to be my language of choice for all my projects.

According to the average salary of a JavaScript developer in the United States is $112,508 per year.

Let’s look at why JavaScript is the commonly used programming language and where it is used.

Good Side of JavaScript

  • You can’t ignore it! Almost all the modern frontend applications today are built with JavaScript. If you are working on a modern frontend app, there is no way you can avoid or ignore JavaScript.
  • Adopted by modern frameworks: Today, there are plenty of high-quality frameworks and libraries that are written in JavaScript to support frontend development. React, Vue, Angular, React Native, Svelte, and many other frameworks are used widely to create modern frontend applications.
  • Developer Friendly and Ease of Learning: JavaScript is a beginner friendly language and developers who get into JavaScript, tend to love it. This could be because multiple factors. The language itself is appealing to developers and in addition to that the developer experience is enhanced with the modern ecosystems that are available to support development.



Adhithi Ravichandran

Software Consultant, Author, Speaker, React|Next.js|React Native |GraphQL|Cypress Dev & Indian Classical Musician