First, let’s look at the trends from Indeed.com:
Now onto the short-term trends from SimplyHired.com:
Lastly, we have the relative trends for job growth from Indeed.com. This compares percentage growth as opposed to percentage of all postings:
All of the trends have flattened this year, which is consistent with the traditional languages. Many people I have talked to, hiring managers, job hunters and recruiters, all seem to say that demand is high for everything. However, the trends to not point to huge growth like we have seen in the past. I continue to watch how HTML5 is progressing, and I keep hearing about mixed trends. It could be that HTML5 is having the same stable trend that these languages are having. Overall, the trends do not get me excited, but I am wondering if there is so much demand that programmers cannot fill the positions quick enough. That would be one reason for stable trends like these, but I cannot say for sure without a significant amount of research.
- Traditional Programming Language Job Trends – August 2012 (regulargeek.com)
- PHP v Ruby v Python – The Language Crunch (i-programmer.info)
- Announcing Python (codecademy.com)