Most used programming languages among developers worldwide, as of early 2017

Most widely utilized programming languages among developers worldwide 2017 The statistic shows the most widely used programming languages among software developers worldwide, as of early 2017. According to the survey, 62.5 percent of respondents used JavaScript while 51.2 percent used SQL. The least used language on the survey was Haskell with only 1.8 percent of respondents reporting to have used it.
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Share of respondents
JavaScript62.5%
SQL51.2%
Java39.7%
C#34.1%
Python32%
PHP28.1%
C++22.3%
C19%
TypeScript9.5%
Ruby9.1%
Swift6.5%
Objective-C6.4%
VB.NET6.2%
Assembly5%
R4.5%
Perl4.3%
VBA4.3%
Matlab4.3%
Go4.3%
Scala3.6%
Groovy3.3%
CoffeeScript3.3%
Visual Basic 62.9%
Lua2.8%
Haskell1.8%
Share of respondents
JavaScript62.5%
SQL51.2%
Java39.7%
C#34.1%
Python32%
PHP28.1%
C++22.3%
C19%
TypeScript9.5%
Ruby9.1%
Swift6.5%
Objective-C6.4%
VB.NET6.2%
Assembly5%
R4.5%
Perl4.3%
VBA4.3%
Matlab4.3%
Go4.3%
Scala3.6%
Groovy3.3%
CoffeeScript3.3%
Visual Basic 62.9%
Lua2.8%
Haskell1.8%
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The statistic shows the most widely used programming languages among software developers worldwide, as of early 2017. According to the survey, 62.5 percent of respondents used JavaScript while 51.2 percent used SQL. The least used language on the survey was Haskell with only 1.8 percent of respondents reporting to have used it.
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Release date
March 2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
Early 2017
Number of respondents
64,000+
Special properties
Members of the programming community
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
*Multiple responses were possible. *Missing percentage points to 100 percent are probably due to rounding.

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