Java, C, and C++ remain the most popular programming languages in the world, according to the Tiobe Index for March 2018.
A returning entry into the Tiobe top 10 rankings is Ruby, a language which originally became popular among web application developers.
Tiobe said it has also added SQL to the index, due to the fact that the language is now Turing-complete.
The top 10 programming languages for March 2018, according to the Tiobe Index and PYPL Ranking, are detailed below.
|Tiobe Ranking||Change YoY||PYPL Ranking||Change YoY|
|Visual Basic .NET||+0.91%||C||-1.3%|
Calculating the rankings
PYPL – The more a language tutorial is searched, the more popular the language is assumed to be. The raw data comes from Google Trends.
Tiobe – The ratings are based on the number of skilled engineers worldwide, courses, and third-party vendors. Popular search engines are also used to calculate the ratings.