You’ve probably heard how Python is a popular and in-demand programming language. According to Glassdoor, the average Python developer in the US makes $92,000 per annum, but with highs up to $137,000 per year. So which are the US cities with the highest-paid Python developers?
Firstly, it’s worth mentioning why Python is so well paid. A key reason is that Python is probably the most used programming language in Data Science. The language includes powerful statistical and numerical packages for data analysis (such as PyBrain, NumPy and MySQL).
Also, anyone comfortable with the Python programming language can use it as a tool to organize, process, and visualize data. Even if programmers are not in a Data Science field, Python is still useful to them because most programmers deal with data, in one way or another, in their day-to-day work. Further, Python is one of the more versatile, with over 125,000 third-party Python libraries available as a resource.
Besides Data Science, Python is well placed to aid with future technologies. It’s one of the top four languages for building IoT, or Internet of Things, solutions. IoT is really about connecting things – such as coffee makers, washing machines, lamps, etc. – to one another via the Internet, explains Forbes. Most things that have ‘on’ and ‘off’ switches can be part of IoT.
In addition, Python is a very popular language. The TIOBE index looks at the popularity of various programming languages. This is determined by looking at the following variables: number of skilled engineers in a particular language world-wide, courses offered in that language and third party vendors. This information is combined with popular search engine results for the different languages on Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube, etc. For December 2018, Python was ranked as the 3rd most popular language, up from 4th place in December 2017.
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Now that it’s clear why Python is so in-demand, which are the US cities with the highest-paid Python developers?
According to Indeed, a career website, the highest-paid Python engineers live in San Francisco, where the average salary of a Python developer reaches $137K per year. Below, Daxx lists the US cities with the highest-paid Python developers.
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The good news is that it’s an easy language to learn. Responses to questions about Python on Software Engineering Stack Exchange, indicate that it’s one of the first languages newbie developers should learn, because it’s simple to read. In fact, it reads similarly to English, which means it removes a lot of syntax-learning stress from coding beginners. Python handles the complexity for you.
And it might just be the only language you need, because it’s such a versatile language. From building websites to developing GUIs and analysing data, Python can do it all. To cover your development needs, it’s an excellent place to start.
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