TypeScript makes its move

While there was a little bit of a shake-up internally within the Top 5 in September compared to previous months, the players mostly look familiar. At the top, React claimed its sixteenth win in a row, a streak that began in June, 2017. Following up in second as usual, Python continued its own streak. Making a first appearance in the Top 5 was "Full Stack", proving that the term is still alive and well. Rounding out the top 5 was node.js, its first Top 5 finish since May.

TypeScript makes its move >>

Summer hiring heats up; React still on fire

The Top 5 remained exactly the same in August as it was in July with React on top followed by Python, AWS, Postgresql and JavaScript. This is React's fifteenth month in a row in the top spot. Though React has slid back in terms of share over the last quarter after peaking in June, it's still in a dominant position.

Summer hiring heats up; React still on fire >>

Top 10 Programming Languages

For most months, this post examines technologies across the sprectrum of software development, from languages to frameworks to products. And, that data is all still here for you to examine as well. But, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the state of Programming Languages specifically as their trends can often be obscured in the overall analysis.

Top 10 Programming Languages >>

No signs of slowing for React

React reached new heights in June with a mention in over 28% of postings, easily taking the top spot for the thirteenth month in a row. The highest ever for a technology was 32% for JavaScript nearly four years ago. Can React challenge it? With React's adoption on the web and for mobile app developments with React Native, it presents an attractive platform for many developers to explore. But, front-end technologies have a history of being replaced for the hot new thing, so how long can React stay on top?

No signs of slowing for React >>

Node.js breaks into the Top 5

In another sign of JavaScript's ubiquity, Node.js became the second JavaScript related technology to surpass mentions of JavaScript itself. Node.js took the #4 spot in May, its first time in the top 5, and just ahead of JavaScript. React was the first to do so, and React also continued its streak of wins, taking the top spot for the 12th month in a row, sustaining its rank for a complete year.

Node.js breaks into the Top 5 >>

Golang jumps into Top 10

The Go Programming Language (golang) made its first appearance in the Top 10 and is now the third most popular programming language in the rankings. Go jumped over both Java and Ruby this month. First released in 2012, Go has climbed steadily as its popularity grows, and was mentioned in over 10% of postings in April.

Golang jumps into Top 10 >>

React and Python still dominant

React cruised to its tenth win in a row in March, continuing to show its dominance in the tech hiring marketplace. Python maintained its normal spot at #2 as well. React and Python both maintained more than a 20% share of postings, opening up a large gap between these 2 and the rest of the field. Also interesting is to see the movement after those two, as JavaScript fell back significantly from third to fourth and nearly further.

React and Python still dominant >>

Status Quo Reigns in tech

As React wins its ninth month in a row, it appears that we're settling in for a bit of stability at the top of the rankings. The one trend of note in the top 10 is Postgresql entering the top 5, but it has been there before, so it's not a strong threat to keep climbing higher.

Status Quo Reigns in tech >>

React continues streak

React continues its win streak into the new year with a strong showing again. With 8 wins in a row and another near 25% rate of mention, what will it take for another technology to catch React?

React continues streak >>

React finishes the year on top

React reached the #1 spot in the rankings back in June, overtaking Python, and has not let go since. December marks React's seventh win in a row. More than just win though, React had its largest margin of victory and came close to being mentioned in 25% of the postings.

React finishes the year on top >>

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Hiring Trends

It appears that Blockchain growth has now extended into hiring demand for software developers with Blockchain skills. After noticing Upwork's Q3 Report (via @thenewstack) highlighted Blockchain as its 2nd fastest growing skill, I explored what the trends looked like in the Hacker News data and found the results were significant enough to add Blockchain, Bitcoin and Ethereum to the HN trends, beginning with this analysis of November's "Ask HN: Who is Hiring" thread.

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Hiring Trends >>

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These charts show what's popular and trending in programming languages, frameworks and technologies used to develop modern software applications as indicated by Hacker News activity. Using the HN Search API and a dictionary of software terms, all of the the comments (job postings) in the "whoishiring" submissions from April 2011 to the latest month were processed to count the number of times each software term was mentioned.

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