Last updated March 9, 2022
Coding Dojo announces each year the top programming languages based upon what employers are looking to see from applicants. Software development is one of the most diverse career options. You have the option of choosing which industry you want to work in, and what programming languages you would like to learn, while you are pursuing a degree or coding bootcamp.

There are so many programming languages to choose from. It’s a good idea to have some knowledge about the top programming languages employers are looking at when you search for a job. This blog is a great place to start.
We used Indeed to find the top programming languages in 2022. We also compared it with previous years. We need to look at our top seven programming languages from the past to really understand how we chose these top languages for 2022.
Comparing 2022 to 2022, the Top Programming Languages in Previous Years

The chart above shows that all the top languages, except PHP and Perl, grew in demand by 2022. Despite being the two biggest risers in 2021, they did not make the top 10, despite being the most popular languages. In some ways, 2022 was a return to basics year for top programming languages.
Coronavirus has reduced the demand for every programming language
The most important takeaway from this years list is the increase in demand for almost every language. Everything we know about the Covid-19 pandemic has changed, including the demand for software developers. As the pandemic evolved, demand for workers in all industries has increased, particularly coders.
The chart above shows that demand for top languages fell significantly between 2020 and 2021. Python was the only programming language that saw a slight decline in demand, with 74,000 jobs down to 70,000.
It’s a completely different story this year. The top four languages, Java, SQL and Javascript, have more than 50,000 jobs. Java saw a big jump and became the first programming language to have more than 80,000 job listings.
This is a good thing, considering that the U.S. has created more jobs in 2021 than any other record year. Although recovery from March 2020 was slow and in many ways is still taking place, computer programming jobs have returned.
Only three languages are affected.
What are the top programming languages in 2022?
What programming languages are employers looking for?

These are the top 10 programming languages for 2022:
This year’s rankings have seen some dramatic changes in recent years, so there are some significant changes. Three newcomers were added to the list this year (Go, C and Assembly), while three others were dropped (R, Visual Basic and Objective C).
Why you should learn to go
Go is the most prominent riser, but it’s unlikely that many will be surprised. It was created in 2009 and is currently being used by some the most important and popular open-source apps and companies over the past few years. That includes Docker, Kubernetes,Cloudflare, Ethereum, Gitlab, Google, Netflix, Twitch, and Uber.
Go is a language that is used by many companies and organizations. This will ensure that it has a long-lasting presence, especially as the internet becomes more popular with younger generations. It is important to know which companies use Go. It’s a great idea to be familiar with Go if you want to work in a growing tech company that offers important products or fun services.
Python loses its top spot
In 2018, Python was in demand faster than any other coding language. It has slowed down a bit since then. Java has taken the top spot from Python.
This is a good thing. Both Python and Java have been the most popular programming languages for many years, swapping the top spot at least three times.
Python, one of the easiest languages to learn is still very important in modern coding. In fact, it was even more popular this year. Python lost the No. 1 spot because it is not as popular as it once was. Python’s loss of the No. 1 spot is not due to its popularity; rather, it is because Java programmers are more in demand.
Although Python’s demand is still high, it is likely that more and more programmers, whether they are seasoned or aspiring, will learn the language. The market may become saturated at that point, but it’s important that all developers learn Python.
Objective C vs.
This year’s list has one notable difference from last year: Objective C is absent and C takes its place. Although the two languages have some similarities, there are some differences that could explain this change.
The big