The number of programming languages over the years have risen into the thousands. Various sources report that developers today are users of anywhere between 250 -2,500 coding languages. However, far fewer rank as top contenders in common use.

Last year, our blog looked at the top 5 most in-demand coding languages in 2022. Heading that list was Java, closely followed by Javascript.

But how has that changed in 6 months?

This is a more up-to-date investigation into the top programming languages of 2023.

Do you really love to look back and compare how these coding trends have changed? Here’s our well-read blog detailing the most popular coding languages of 2021.


As one of the most adaptable programming languages, Python is anticipated to be the most in-demand programming language in 2023.  Looking further into its strengths it’s easy to see why.

It can be used to create applications and websites, as well as to automate daily tasks and processes.

Python also supports our reliance on data and it’s used for data analysis and visualisation. Data scientists use Python to extract and analyse data using Python libraries like TensorFlow, NumPy, and SciPy.

It’s also relatively easy to learn, and so can be adopted by non-tech professionals as part of their everyday work.  Perhaps the best evidence of its usability is the fact that children learning to code often begin with Python thanks to its simple syntax and shallow learning curve.


Javascript’s functionality and adaptability keep it at the top of the list when it comes to the in-demand programming languages of 2023.

One of its greatest strengths lies in its low weight and the ability to adapt to any browser. As a result, websites and applications created with JavaScript can be accessed from any device.


Standing the test of time, Java remains high on the list of the top coding languages of 2023. It’s easy to see why. Java powers everything from mobile applications (including most Android apps) right through to massive operational systems.

If you are already a java developer and want to extend your learning in 2023, Scala or Kotlin would both be great add ons.  Scala is great for big data projects, while Kotlin was named by Google as a first-class programming language for Android development.


C++ is part of the C dynasty. Created in the ‘70s, the C suite is still widely used today. The C++ arm is widely used to create animations, games and mobile apps.  It is also the power behind major operating systems, such as Microsoft, Linux, and macOS.

Experienced programmers would do well to learn C++ in 2023.  It has been cited as a skill missing from many dev teams and is an impressive addition to any developer’s CV.


Recently, PHP hasn’t been viewed as the sexiest of programming languages. However, it’s expected to make a comeback in 2023. Most often it’s used for creating personalised web content, especially by companies that need a scalable webpage with specific functionalities.

For more reasons why we can expect to hear more about PHP this year, you may like to read our blog dedicated to PHP. In it, we talk about why it’s so great and why it’s still relevant more than 25 years after its inception.

In sum.

These are the top 5 we expect to emerge as the most in-demand coding languages of 2023.

Whatever the project, task, or requirement, there’s a programming language for the job.  With so many to choose from, it’s important that you choose the right language and tech stack for the task.

Do you agree? We’d love to hear your thoughts. As ever, leave your comments below!

About the author: As a founder of Ignite Digital Talent, I lead our brilliant team to ensure we deliver time and time again for our clients. I also stay closely networked with industry influencers to ensure we are well placed to understand the issues and challenges our clients face.

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