Python Developer Survey Highlights

The annual Python Developers Survey, conducted by the Python Software Foundation and JetBrains, explores Python usage among 28,000 Python developers from almost 200 countries and regions.

According to this year’s results, 85% of survey respondents use Python as their main programming language. Additionally, JavaScript is the most popular language to combine with Python, with 75% of web developers using both. “Together with HTML/CSS, Bash/Shell, and SQL, they create a stack of languages where 2 out of every 5 Python devs are using at least one of them,” the report states.

The top five use cases when using Python as a main development language are:

  • Data analysis
  • Web development
  • Machine learning 
  • DevOps/system administration/writing automation scripts
  • Programming of web parsers/scrapers/crawlers

Despite the fact that data analysis is the top result here, only 32% of respondents involved in data analysis and machine learning said they consider themselves data scientists.