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For server side work, Java or C# are a fairly safe bet. Generally you would pick one or the other to learn well and focus on for a while. Try to get an entry level cert to show you're proficient and you might be able to get a position as a developer without experience within a company (eg if you work at an agency in Ops, you might be able to convince people to let you move into a dev seat after 6 months).

I think Java is likely the single largest market - .net platform costs quite a lot so it's a bit less appealing to many companies.

If you want to be a front end guy then there is only one choice (exclude transcompilers which you don't have to think about for some time) - html/css/js




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