UPDATE: Please see a more current version of web and scripting languages for August 2010.
At the beginning of this month, I compared the job trends for traditional programming languages like C++, Java and others. That was initially done because of TIOBE releasing their yearly language rankings. I also noticed that is was approximately 6 months from my last job trends posts. At that time, I wrote a second post regarding Web 2.0 programming language job trends. In this post, I have changed the list of languages a bit. First, Objective C is now in the traditional programming list so it is not included here. In order to make the list a little larger I have added Flex and Groovy to the list.
So, what do the trends from Indeed.com look like?
Now, to compare the trends against another site, we look at the trends from SimplyHired.com.
Lastly, lets look at the relative trends for job growth from Indeed.com. This is something that I missed in the last post and it shows an interesting perspective of the job trends.
What is obvious from this chart is that Groovy demand has skyrocketed over the past year. However, showing 2000% growth over a small number of jobs still means there could be a small number of jobs when compared to the other languages. Ruby and Rails have also shown an increasing growth trend that is much higher than the others. While most of the other jobs are increasing their growth, Python seems to be leading the way and could be poised for a hockey-stick growth period. Honestly, I am surprised at the rapid growth trends of Ruby and Rails, as I figured they had somewhat fallen out of favor. I also expected Python to be growing much faster, but all of this could be due to the people I listen to and blogs that I read.