I’ve seen in Triplebyte data and elsewhere that Go language skills are in growing demand on the job market. For instance, Hired’s most recent developer survey shows that engineers with Go skills rake in an average of 9.2 interviews in a job search period on their platform – up from 9 interviews the year prior. This is while Stack Overflow’s survey from this year shows Go as the 12th most-used language despite it being the 3rd most Wanted (a nod from developers who don’t know it and use it but would like to).
This all has me curious: I know that Go is primarily an infra or back-end language, meaning not every dev is going to want or need to learn it, but I would like to hear more about why engineers think the demand for this (evidently loved) language isn’t being met. Share you thoughts.