Have you seen the latest TIOBE rankings report?
The TIOBE Programming Community index is an indicator of the popularity of programming languages. The index is updated once a month. The ratings are based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors. Popular search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube and Baidu are used to calculate the ratings. Observe that the TIOBE index is not about the best programming language or the language in which most lines of code have been written.
This month data asks if the new language from Apple, Swift, will replace Objective-C. Visual Basic and C# have also moved slightly higher in the rankings.
The TIOBE Top 10 for this month:
The TIOBE Hall of Fame:
You can see that Transact_SQL is the 2013 Hall Of Fame winner because it had the highest rise in ratings in a year. This means the popularity of this language is increased a great deal. Read the entire results at this site.