First, let’s look at the trends from Indeed.com:
Now onto the short-term trends from SimplyHired.com:
Lastly, we have the relative growth trends from Indeed.com. This compares percentage growth as opposed to percentage of all postings:
All of the trends have dropped a bit after a long plateau this year. This is consistent with the trends for the traditional languages. However, this flat trend is surprising if you read any technology blogs. Everyone seems to be looking for programmers, without much success. I must admit that the trends from this post and the traditional languages are rather disappointing. I expected better trends but the job data does not reflect that. Over the next few months, I will be researching other data points to include in the trends to see if the job data really describes reality.
- Traditional Programming Language Job Trends – February 2013 (regulargeek.com)
- The Rise and Fall of Languages in 2012 (drdobbs.com)
- Reflecting On Programming Language Trends (dorai.me)