Top 1 - Python, TIOBE Index for November 2021, PHP about to Fall Out of The Top 10

The TIOBE programming language community has released its November programming language rankings. Let’s take a look at some of the notable additions to this month’s list.

PHP is about to drop out of the top 10

According to the latest list, the Top 5 programming languages haven’t changed much since last month. Python remains at the top of the list, followed by C, Java, C++, and C#. Python, currently the number one language, is 1.05 percent ahead of C, the number two language, with 11.77 percent of the market.

But there are some interesting trends to watch: PHP is about to drop out of the top 10.

According to Paul Jansen, CEO of TIOBE Software, PHP has struggled to stay in the top 10 TIOBE index since it was created more than 20 years ago. Although PHP was once the leader in Web programming, and many small and medium businesses still rely on PHP today, it faces increasing competition and challenges.

According to the latest data, PHP’s market share in November was 1.81%, dropping from 8th to 10th. In November, two competitors, Groovy and Ruby, accounted for 1.51 percent and 1.43 percent of the market. Groovy and Ruby also made big jumps in the rankings, with Groovy jumping from 15th to 12th and Ruby from 16th to 13th.

One thing needs to be mentioned: PHP will keep declining slowly in the rankings, even it is not completely “dead”.

TOP 20 rankings- R dropped from 9th to 15th; Fortran jumped from 34th to 19th; Go dropped from 13th to 18th place
TOP 20 rankings- R dropped from 9th to 15th; Fortran jumped from 34th to 19th; Go dropped from 13th to 18th place

There are also some notable changes in this month’s TOP 20 rankings: R dropped from 9th to 15th; Fortran jumped from 34th to 19th; Go dropped from 13th to 18th place.

TIOBE Index (2002-2021)

Top 1 - Python, TIOBE Index for November 2021, PHP about to Fall Out of The Top 10
Top 1 - Python, TIOBE Index for November 2021, PHP about to Fall Out of The Top 10

Other programming languages ranked.

The complete 21-50 programming language rankings are listed below for reference only because they are not official and may contain omissions.

21-50 programming language rankings
21-50 programming language rankings

Nos. 51-100 are listed as follows, in text-only (in alphabetical order) because of the small numerical differences between them:

ABC, Algol, APL, Awk, B4X, Ballerina, Bash, BCPL, Bourne Shell, CL (OS/400), Clipper, Dylan, Eiffel, Elixir, Emacs Lisp, F#, Forth, Haxe, Icon, Inform, Io, J#, Korn shell, Lingo, LiveCode, M4, Maple, ML, MQL4, nxt-g, Oberon, OCaml, OpenCL, Pure Data, Q, Racket, Raku, RPG, S, sed, Simulink, Solidity, SPARK, SPSS, Stata , Tcl, Vala/Genie, Verilog, Xojo, Zig

Historical ranking (1986-2021)

The Hall of Fame lists all the “Programming Language of the Year” winners below. The award goes to the most-watched programming language of the year. It is important to note that the following rankings are based on the average of the previous 12 months.

Programming Language of the Year 1986 - 2021
Programming Language of the Year 1986 - 2021

Programming Language “Celebrity list” (2003-2020)

The Hall of Fame lists all the winners of its “Programming Language of the Year” award, given to the most-watched programming language of the year.

Programming Language of the Year 2003 - 2020
Programming Language of the Year 2003 - 2020

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