Most used programming languages among developers worldwide, as of early 2018

Most widely utilized programming languages among developers worldwide 2018 The statistic shows the most widely used programming languages among software developers worldwide, as of early 2018. According to the survey, 69.8 percent of respondents used JavaScript while 57 percent used SQL. The least used language on the survey was Perl with only 4.2 percent of respondents reporting to have used it.
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Share of respondents
JavaScript69.8%
HTML68.5%
CSS65.1%
SQL57%
Java45.3%
Bash/Shell39.8%
Python38.8%
C#34.4%
PHP30.7%
C++25.4%
C23%
TypeScript17.4%
Ruby10.1%
Swift8.1%
Assembly7.4%
Go7.1%
Objective-C7%
VB.NET6.7%
R6.1%
Matlab5.8%
VBA4.9%
Kotlin4.5%
Scala4.4%
Groovy4.3%
Perl4.2%
Share of respondents
JavaScript69.8%
HTML68.5%
CSS65.1%
SQL57%
Java45.3%
Bash/Shell39.8%
Python38.8%
C#34.4%
PHP30.7%
C++25.4%
C23%
TypeScript17.4%
Ruby10.1%
Swift8.1%
Assembly7.4%
Go7.1%
Objective-C7%
VB.NET6.7%
R6.1%
Matlab5.8%
VBA4.9%
Kotlin4.5%
Scala4.4%
Groovy4.3%
Perl4.2%
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The statistic shows the most widely used programming languages among software developers worldwide, as of early 2018. According to the survey, 69.8 percent of respondents used JavaScript while 57 percent used SQL. The least used language on the survey was Perl with only 4.2 percent of respondents reporting to have used it.
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Release date
July 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
January 8 to 28, 2018
Number of respondents
101,592 respondents
Special properties
Software developers
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
*Multiple responses were possible.
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