In the latest TIOBE Index report, there has been a recent rise of interest in the use of C++ again and I have seen this personally through multiple Embedded and Firmware job postings which ask for C++ as a primary language.  It is already popular in the Game industry and has been used in many of the NASA rovers, so it really had not gone away.  It is interesting that is has moved Python out of number 3, but not completely surprising.

 

It seems Assembly had gained some increased interest as well.

 

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/most-popular-programming-languages-c-knocks-python-out-of-top-three/

 

TIOBE Index

https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index/