Most widely utilized programming languages among developers worldwide 2020

As of early 2020, JavaScript and HTML/CSS were the most commonly used programming languages among software developers around the world, with nearly 68 percent of respondents stating that they used JavaScript and 63.5 percent using HTML/CSS. SQL. Python, and Java rounded out the top five most widely used programming languages around the world.

Programming languages

At a very basic level, programming languages serve as set of instructions which direct computers how to behave and carry out tasks. Thanks to the increased prevalence of, and reliance on, computers and electronic devices in today’s society, these languages play a crucial role in the everyday lives of people around the world. An increasing number of people are interested in furthering their understanding of these tools through courses and bootcamps, while current developers are constantly seeking new languages and resources to learn to add to their skills. Furthermore, programming knowledge is becoming an important skill to possess within various industries throughout the business world. Job seekers with skills in Python, R and SQL will find their knowledge to be among the most highly desirable data science skills and likely assist in their search for employment.

Most used programming languages among developers worldwide, as of early 2020

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

February 2020

Number of respondents

57,378 respondents

Special properties

Software developers

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*Multiple responses were possible.

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