Programming Languages Ranking 2014

Well, it seems that it is that time of the month when the TIOBE index releases the rankings of programming languages. Happy to see R improving it position going from 15 to 12. Matlab is at 24 though…

The index is based on number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors that use each of the languages and popular search engines are used to calculate the ratings. Just remember that the TIOBE index is not about the best programming language or the language in which most lines of code have been written.

The definition of the TIOBE index can be found here. In any case here are the rankings:

Nov 2014 Nov 2013 Change Programming Language Ratings Change
1 1 C 17.469% -0.69%
2 2 Java 14.391% -2.13%
3 3 Objective-C 9.063% -0.34%
4 4 C++ 6.098% -2.27%
5 5 C# 4.985% -1.04%
6 6 PHP 3.043% -2.34%
7 8 change Python 2.589% -0.52%
8 10 change JavaScript 2.088% +0.04%
9 12 change Perl 2.073% +0.55%
10 11 change Visual Basic .NET 2.061% +0.09%
11 change Visual Basic 1.657% +1.66%
12 31 change R 1.548% +1.14%
13 9 change Transact-SQL 1.408% -1.11%
14 13 change Ruby 1.211% -0.09%
15 17 change Delphi/Object Pascal 0.957% +0.31%
16 23 change F# 0.892% +0.39%
17 18 change PL/SQL 0.870% +0.27%
18 change Swift 0.834% +0.83%
19 14 change Pascal 0.831% +0.12%
20 81 change Dart 0.816% +0.73%