Requirements for computer programming languages are becoming nearly ubiquitous in job postings that are in the top income range. According to a study from Burning Glass and Oracle Academy, roughly half of jobs paying more than $57,000 per year require computer coding skills.
This isn't just driven by the growth of tech companies. Computers are essential to most workers' jobs today, meaning coding is necessary to work collaboratively across fields. Everyone from programmers to designers to project managers to marketers are now required to now at least basic coding.
Though some market specialists predict the number of jobs requiring coding knowledge may not increase much more. Some of these coding-laden jobs may move overseas where the work can be done cheaper. Other high paying professions that don't require coding skills include contractors and consultants as well as oil rig workers.