The UK's top 12 in-demand programming languages

Christina Mercer
Christina Mercer

Christina Mercer

Christina is audience development editor. After graduating from the University of Nottingham reading philosophy and theology in 2013, Christina joined a tech start-up specialising in mobile apps. She has a keen interest in the mobile platform and innovative tech.


The most sought-after programming languages in the UK are SQL, JavaScript and Java, according to market tracker IT Jobs Watch.

Here are the top 12 programming languages most sought after by employers, listed top to bottom by frequency of mentions in UK job adverts. 

The top five looks like this: 

  • SQL
  • JavaScript
  • Java
  • C#
  • Python

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