Are you struggling to decide what cybersec skills to build next? We understand! There’s only so much time in each day, and we all have plenty of competing priorities as professionals, parents, students, educators, community members, etc. When it comes to “learning something new”, you want to make sure that the time you invest is “time well spent”! Let’s face it…none of us have time to waste. Right?
If you are in IT and are an aspiring or existing Network Admin, Linux or System Admin, SOC Analyst, Web Developer or Cybersecurity practioner…you will want to learn Python! I have watched dozens of YouTube videos, read dozens of blog posts and conducted dozens of inquiries myself…and everyone everywhere who knows anything seems to agree that Python Scripting Language is either essential or “good to know” depending on your role. This definitely makes it something you’ll want to invest time learning.
Need data to justify the investment in time?
Here’s a little information to help you decide if you should spend time building out your Python skills!
Stack Overflow spent a little time exploring the popularity and growth of the Python programming language over the past few years, and they feel confident that Python has a solid claim to being the fastest-growing major programming language in the market right now. They put the following charts together based on their own data collection and analysis over time.
The data in the charts below is reflective of Python usage trends and data collection in high-income countries. The charted data below reflects data and trends from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, and other such countries, which in combination make up about 64% of Stack Overflow’s traffic.
Does Python show a similar growth in the rest of the world, in countries like India, Brazil, Russia and China?
Indeed it does.
If you’d like to see the complete post and detailed explanations of the charted data above, check out this post.
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