“What programming language should I learn ?” is a question often asked by people new to software development.
The answer is always “it depends”. But for embedded systems, it seems C language is a must as you can see in the chart below (Source: “The 2011 Embedded Market Study” by Embedded.com).
For the 2011 survey, 1886 respondents from across the embedded industry answered that their embedded project was mostly programmed in C language (62%), followed by C++ (22%), assembler (5%) and Java (2%). The other languages were all under 1%.