While Java is still ranked number one, with a rating of 16.246 percent, C is right behind it at 16.037 percent, a difference of just .209 percentage points. Tiobe reasons that C’s fortunes are on the upswing because of its use in Internet of Things development. The company speculates that C could have the number one ranking by the end of the year. Java has held Tiobe’s top spot since .
Elsewhere in the Tiobe rankings, the continued to outpace its predecessor, Objective-C. Swift now ranks 10th, with a rating of 1.653 percent. Objective-C ranks 12th place, with 1.195 percent.
Tiobe’s index is based on a formula that assesses searches on languages in popular search engines such as Google, Bing, and Wikipedia.
The Tiobe Index top 10 programming languages for November:
- Java, 16.246 percent
- C, 16.037 percent
- Python, 9.842 percent
- C++, 5.605 percent
- C#, 4.316 percent
- Visual Basic.NET, 4.229 percent
- PHP, 1.72 percent
- SQL, 1.69 percent
- Swift, 1.653 percent