Virginia and Maryland Are the Top States for Programming Jobs [INFOGRAPHIC]

January 7, 2015

12:30 pm

This may not come as a surprise to you, but programming is the cool thing to do nowadays. So cool, in fact, that having proficiency in programming was one of the top reasons people got hired for jobs in 2014. And it's not just popular in states where you'd think (California, New York, and the like) – literally everywhere people are getting into programming. In a survey recently released by Experts Exchange, a network for tech professionals, each state was evaluated for its level of tech savvy, determining everything from the most popular programming language per state (based on tweets), to which state had the most programming jobs. According to the study from Expert Exchange, Virginia and Maryland rank first and second respectively when it comes to the top states for programming jobs.

Looking at the infographic, programming languages like Java and JavaScript seem to be the most popular programming languages in many  states, whereas a language like Ruby seems to only be the most popular in just Arkansas. The data analyzed by Expert Exchange also looks at the most popular database systems and web browsers by state; a surprising finding is that Internet Explorer remains the most popular web browser in a majority of states. All of this, of course, isn't necessarily that accurate, considering that the measures used by Expert Exchange were tweets (under the presumption, I guess, that most if not all programmers tweet about what they're doing). But, they did manage to compile more accurate data on programming jobs using data sourced from And, from those numbers, they were able to pin down not just the best states for programming jobs, but also determined the language with the most opportunity per state.

Take a look at the whole infographic from Expert Exchange to see the top state for programming, as well as the most popular programming language per state:

Expert Exchange Top Programming Jobs, Top Languages Per State

(H/T Mashable)


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Ronald Barba was the previous managing editor of Tech.Co. His primary story interests include industry trends, consumer-facing apps/products, the startup lifestyle, business ethics, diversity in tech, and what-is-this-bullsh*t things. Aside from writing about startups and entrepreneurship, Ronald is interested in 'Doctor Who', Murakami, 'The Mindy Project', and fried chicken. He is currently based in New York because he mistakenly studied philosophy in college and is now a "writer". Tweet @RonaldPBarba.