The most popular programming languages in the world

Java, C, and C++ are the most popular programming languages in the world, according to the Tiobe Index for June 2018.

Other popular languages include Python, C#, and PHP, according to the rankings.

Tiobe noted that TypeScript also debuted in the top 100 index, gaining traction following its adoption by Google.

The language is a strict superset of JavaScript with extra type safety, thanks to type annotations, making it an improved version of the standard JavaScript language in certain cases.

The PYPL rankings showed Python at the top of its list, followed by Java and JavaScript.

June 2018

The top 10 programming languages for June 2018, according to the Tiobe Index and PYPL rankings, are detailed below.

June 2018
Tiobe Ranking Change YoY PYPL Ranking Change YoY
Java +0.88% Python +5.2%
C +8.09% Java -0.6%
C++ +2.61% JavaScript +0.3%
Python +1.43% PHP -1.6%
C# +0.78% C# -0.4%
Visual Basic .NET +0.65% C/C++ -1.1%
PHP +0.11% R +0.1%
JavaScript -0.53% Objective-C -1.0%
SQL +2.34% Swift -0.8%
R -0.70% Matlab -0.4%

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.

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