The UK's top 15 in-demand programming languages


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

In terms of movement, Python continues to surge in popularity, primarily at the expense of Java, C# and C++.

Here are the top 15 programming languages most sought after by employers, listed top to bottom by frequency of mentions in UK job adverts over the past three months. 

As of November 2019, the top five are: 

  • SQL
  • JavaScript
  • C#
  • Java
  • Python

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