Do you want to start your career in software development? Looking to start learning a new programming language? Do you want to switch your career into software development but are not sure which programming language you should learn first? This article is for you. Here we will be sharing the world’s 10 most popular technologies for you to choose from.

If you promised to improve your technical skills, there may be some confusion about where to begin. So many programming languages, protocols, platforms, and software technologies have emerged in the recent years and it’s hard to sort sorting out. However, there have been some platforms as per Stackoverflow survey those seems to carry themselves into the future and will be worth investing time upon.

Here is the list of the top 10 most popular technologies as per the Stackoverflow insight data 2021, derived from over 57K responses they received. As the list consists of technologies from 2021, you must consider this list to choose the technologies to learn in 2022.

Technologies data insights in 2021

Top 10 Most Popular Technologies to Learn in 2022

This list of most popular software technologies is compiled by considering its popularity based on Stackoverflow survey data from 2021. If you are looking to learn about the best technology/programming languages to learn in 2022, this list may or may not be relevant to you as it does not include emerging technologies like AI, Machine learning, blockchain technology, VR, big data, etc. For that, they have a dedicated section which you can refer to by visiting the specified survey link.

#1 JavaScript

In the earlier list from Google trend, Java script was at 5th position. This time we took the data from Stackoverflow as it is the most popular and authentic source in the development community. Here, Javascript has topped the position with over 67% vote. It offers various facilities to software developers, especially them who are working on web technologies. I am not surprised and I am sure Java script will remain in the top 3 list in coming times considering the popularity of full stack development technologies like Node.JS, Angular JS, React JS etc. Nowa days, the biggest players have launched these full stack development frameworks which are getting good traction in the development community for both front end and back end development.

#2 HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) / CSS


This has been the basic theory for creating web pages and thereby the web sphere. HTML or Hyper Text Markup Language, consists of tags and brackets that define the user experience on the internet. While we have a variety of open-source and easy-to-use web development/ solutions nowadays, HTML is still the basic idea that has been molded into them. If you are planning to make your career in the web development or web design industry, HTML will be the first and most important programming language you must learn. Nowadays, HTML5 is getting more popularity when it comes to responsive designs, but still, HTML has secured a top 10 position since the last 135 months of the Google trend report.

Now a days, HTML5 is getting more popularity when it comes to responsive designs but still, HTML has secured in top 10 position since last 135 months of Google trend report.

#3 SQL (Structured Query Language)

SQL or Structured Query Language originally developed at IBM in early 1970 is a special purpose programming language that facilitates data management in RDBMS systems. The basic of SQL relate to tuple relational calculus and rational algebra but provides tools that could come to great effect in working with databases. With modern businesses and workplaces running on information, SQL still hold its place as one of the most demanded software technologies. If you love playing with data, you can definitely start with this software technology which is in top 10 position in Google trend since last 135 months and received over 54% vote in stackoverflow survey 2019.

#4 Python

Python programming language has secured its 4th most popular software technologies and considered as one of the most widely used high-level, dynamic programming language. It has various opportunities in the field of software development. Here we have shared beginners guide to Python if you want to start learning the same.

Earlier, it was on 2nd position and now jumped to 4th position when we changed the data-source of this article.


JAVA Programing language
Programming Software Code Application Technology Concept

This time, Java software technology has secured the 5th position in our list. Developed back in June 1991, JAVA is a concurrent, object oriented, and class based programming language and has been intended to be a “write once, run anywhere” machine independent programming language. This makes the work of developers easier, and they can run their scripts on any system that supports the JAVA architecture. One of the main benefits of JAVA is its portability, which makes programs run faster and at their optimal performance levels. Java is a very popular programming language and one should definitely learn it to make a bright career in software development.

Java secured its place in top 10 position in Google trend since last 150 months and received over 40% vote in stackoverflow survey.

#6 Bash / Shell / PowerShell

Powershell / Bash / Shell provides an intelligent command line interface that uses their own configuration tool. Powershell is more popular as it runs on the Windows operating system and provides easy interface for windows end user to execute windows OS specific commands. on the other hand, bash is using Unix environment and most popular among the developers.

#7 C# (C Sharp)

C# (C Sharp) is the programming language that was developed by Microsoft in 2000 as a part of its .net platforms. You can learn this programming language from official Microsoft guide.

#8 PHP (Hypertext Pre-processor)

According to W3Techs, PHPis used by 78.3% of websites whose server-side programming language we know. PHP is a scripting language that has been defining the web world. Initiated in 1995 by Rasmus Lerdorf, PHP, or Personal Home Page (Hypertext Preprocessor), has gradually evolved to include command line interface capabilities that define today’s standalone graphic applications. The latest PHP 5.5 supports generators, Zend Optimizer + and blocks exception handling.

#9 TypeScript

TypeScript is another programming language which was developed and maintained by Microsoft which is designed to develop the large application which can be transcompiles to JavaScript.

#10 C++ (C plus plus)

C++ is one of the most popular programming language that we used to learn during our initial education in programming. It was developed by Bjarne starting in 1979 at Bell Laboratories. The main advantage of the C++ programming language is; it can run on multiple platforms like Windows, Mac OS, UNIX etc. If you really want to learn the hardware programming, this language is good for working on memory management and better performance.

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#11 C

C programming
Hands of programmer writing code on laptop

Developed Dennis Ritchie back in the late 1960’s, C as a programming language has been the base of structured programming ever since. It was one of the first of languages to incorporate a lexical variable scope and has been one of the most widely used platforms. C compilers are now available for a majority of operating systems and computer architectures and used in both supercomputers and micro-controllers. It is C that has made the present day JAVA, limbo, PHP, Python, UNIX C-Shell and most other modern languages. C is considered as the first step for any software developers and it will help a lot to learn any programming language in you career.

#12 Android


Android programming language has made it to the #1 position in the top software technologies in 2017 list for the first time. I am not surprise to see Android in the list after evaluating the growth of android smartphone users around the world. It has changed the way mobile operating system works and attracts youth to pursue their career as an android application developer. If you are new in the Android development field and want to start learning from sample source code, you can download them at free of cost to test your programming skills.

Are you software developer or IT professional? Which one is your favorite programming language? And why?

Share your experience with particular programming language with us. Please note that the top chart gets updated frequently and the popularity of particular programming language get changed accordingly.

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