While there was no change in the top four languages between 2016 and 2017, Python has overtaken PHP as the fifth-most popular language in the world.
64,227 developers from 213 countries and territories responded to the survey. Respondents were recruited primarily through channels “owned” by Stack Overflow, such as blog posts and banner ads on the site.
The vast majority of respondents identified themselves as web developers.
Java, C#, Python, PHP, and C++ also featured in the top six languages among developers.