Functional Programming Market in Malta September 2022

Functional Programming continues the strong growth it has experienced in the last few years. This niche within IT is mostly active outside Malta (predominantly in the EU), while locally there are just a handful of organisations hiring within this space. The most established language within the Functional Programming space is Scala.

Technical teams are split between Functional Programming advocates and a more hybrid work environment which allows for Scala Developers to find the environment they are a better fit for. Rust continues to gain traction and it keeps getting voted as the best programming language to work with.

The Crypto & Blockchain sectors dominate Rust recruitment and despite the challenges in Crypto, there is still a huge demand for experienced Rust Engineers.

Candidates in a niche market like this are not entertained by relocation or work from the office, for them, remote working is a norm. As we currently witnessing, organisations have adapted to this new reality and the majority of companies are offering fully remote working conditions.

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