Tiobe Index: C# Popularity Soars in May 2022
The C# programming language experienced a marked resurgence in interest in May, according to the latest ranking of the Tiobe index. Pointing to 5th place, it remains less popular than C++ and C.
Microsoft’s C# programming language has seen a spike in popularity, according to the Tiobe Programming Community Index. While C# still ranked fifth in the Tiobe Index for May 2022, unchanged from May 2021, its rating jumped almost two percentage points from a year ago.
C#’s popularity reached 6.39% for May 2022 according to the latest Tiobe Programming Language Index rankings. An increase of 1.98 points compared to 4.41% last year. According to the software quality service provider, C# emerges as one of the most mature languages in existence, supporting many modern programming paradigms. More and more users have started using C# on Linux over the past two years. Tiobe thinks the “chances are high” that C# could replace C among the top three languages in the index. C++ is also on the rise, its score having increased by 1.01 points over the past year.
The Tiobe Index Top 10 in May 2022
1. Python, 12.74% (+0.86 points)
2. C, 11.59% (- 1.8 points)
3. Java, 10.99% (-0.74 points)
4. C++, 8.83% (+1.01 points)
5. C#, 6.39% (+1.98 points)
6. Visual Basic, 5.86% (+1.85 points)
8. Assembly, 1.92% (-0.51 points)
9. SQL, 1.87% (+0.16 points)
10. PHP, 1.52% (-0.34 points)
The Tiobe Index is based on a formula that rates the number of qualified engineers, number of courses and third-party vendors associated with each language. Ratings are calculated using search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo and Wikipedia.