Job Trends: Ruby shows 1200% growth

Job Trends: PHP, Ruby, Python, Perl, C#

In my previous post, I mentioned about the trends in PHP frameworks and was curious to know if there is anyway to know the job market for those frameworks. I did not find any such trends, but what I came across was trends or popularity of programming languages. is a job search engine site which searches various job sites and shows results. They have an interesting utility to see trends using search terms. I did a comparison of popular programming languages namely PHP, Ruby, Python, Perl, C# and the result is clearly showing Ruby has gained 1200% in the past 4 years. The graph shows “relative” trend (as compared to “absolute” trend) comparing the number of jobs being advertised for Ruby as compared to other languages. The runner ups were Python and PHP. Ruby has gained a lot of popularity in the past 4 years and it is good to see that programming languages are getting popular again specially the open source ones in this struggling economy. Is it time to learn Ruby and Python?

2 thoughts on “Job Trends: Ruby shows 1200% growth

    1. Alexandr, I agree Perl / C# currently rule the market. Being a Perl veteran myself, I would continue to be in languages like Perl/PHP/Python as I believe they will always be in demand. The 1200% growth is relative to other languages… not absolute.

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