TIOBE Programming Community Index

The TIOBE Programming Community index is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages. The index is updated once a month. The ratings are based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors. The popular search engines Google, MSN, Yahoo!, Wikipedia and YouTube are used to calculate the ratings. Observe that the TIOBE index is not about the best programming language or the language in which most lines of code have been written.

Position
Aug 2010
Position
Aug 2009
Delta in Position Programming Language Ratings
Jul 2010
Delta
Jul 2009
Status
1 1 Java 17.994% -1.53% A
2 2 C 17.866% +0.65% A
3 3 C++ 9.658% -0.84% A
4 4 PHP 9.180% -0.21% A
5 5 (Visual) Basic 5.413% -3.07% A
6 7 C# 4.986% +0.54% A
7 6 Python 4.223% -0.27% A
8 8 Perl 3.427% -0.60% A
9 19 Objective-C 3.150% +2.54% A
10 11 Delphi 2.428% +0.09% A
11 9 JavaScript 2.401% -0.41% A
12 10 Ruby 1.979% -0.51% A
13 12 PL/SQL 0.757% -0.23% A
14 13 SAS 0.715% -0.10% A
15 20 MATLAB 0.627% +0.07% B
16 18 Lisp/Scheme/Clojure 0.626% 0.00% B
17 16 Pascal 0.622% -0.05% B
18 15 ABAP 0.616% -0.12% B
19 14 RPG (OS/400) 0.606% -0.15% B
20 Go 0.603% 0.00% B

The long term trends for the top 10 programming languages can be found in the line diagram below.
Statistics