The Most Popular Programming Languages Based On Jobs, Search Engines, and More

  • July 12, 2016

There’s no rule that says you have to learn the most popular programming languages, but if you want to code for a living it might be beneficial to know what’s in demand and trending.

  1. Java
  2. C
  3. Python
  4. C++
  5. JavaScript
  6. C#
  7. PHP
  8. Swift
  9. Objective-C
  10. R

The programming languages also seemed to group themselves into primary, secondary, and third-tier languages. Java, C, Python, and C++ were the most popular by far. Javascript, C#, PHP, and Swift were part of the second most popular group. And Objective-C and R were third-tier. Gewirtz recommends beginning coders start with either C++ or Java, then move into JavaScript. After that, you can work your way into PHP, Swift, or Python depending on the work you want to do. You can learn more about Gewirtz’s research and data aggregation at the link below.