10 programming languages developers used most in the past year

For developers looking to stay up to date on the most relevant programming languages, here are the most relevant programming languages to learn.

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The most in-demand skills for tech professionals are programming languages, according to a recent Daily infographics report. While there are plenty of lists outlining the most popular programming languages, software company JetBrains compiled a list of the programming languages developers actually used the most in the past year.

SEE: 20 programming languages that are attracting the most new learners (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

Nearly 7,000 respondents were considered in The Developer Ecosystem Survey 2019, the majority of whom (75%) identified as developers, programmers, or software engineers. Most of these professionals (44%) said they occupied mid-level job positions, and resided around the globe. 

To help developers keep their skills up to date and relevant, the report identified the following 10 programming languages used most in the past year:

  1. JavaScript (69%)
  2. HTML/CSS (61%)
  3. SQL (56%)
  4. Java (50%)
  5. Python (49%)
  6. Shell scripting languages (40%)
  7. PHP (29%)
  8. TypeScript (25%)
  9. C# (24%)
  10. C++ (20%)

For more, check out the Top 5 programming languages experienced software engineers use, on TechRepublic.

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By Macy Bayern

Macy Bayern is an Associate Staff Writer for TechRepublic. A recent graduate from the University of Texas at Austin's Liberal Arts Honors Program, Macy covers tech news and trends.