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Pluralsight 2022: The Year In Tech

Published: January 16, 2023

Python was overwhelmingly the most popular programming language in 2022. Not only was it the most searched-for term in the Pluralsight platform (and topped our Skill IQs), but it also made Gartner’s “Critical Skill” list for technology professionals. Python also topped the list of Tiobe’s analysis of search engine queries. In a StackOverflow survey of 71k developers, 48% said they were “doing extensive development work” using Python or planning to in 2022. 

Java came in at #2, no surprise for the ‘write once, run anywhere’ (WORA) programming language. It was second on the Pluralsight platform and considered by Gartner to be a “core skill” technologists must have, on par with Linux, API use, and network security. 

Javascript is still going strong at #3, given that 97% of websites still use the client-side programming language. C-based languages take the fourth to sixth slots (C#, C++, and C respectively). While Ruby did not make the list, our research did show it is being used more often than in 2021.