August 2017 Hacker News Hiring Trends

No major surprises at the top of the rankings this month, with React taking the top spot in the August "Ask HN: Who is Hiring" thread, its third straight win. Not content with its win though, React also got a big bump and jumped over the 20% mark, with nearly 23% of all postings mentioning it. Rounding out the top 5, Python and JavaScript continue to be entrenched in the second and third place spots with AWS and "Full Stack" swapping fourth and fifth place this month.

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July 2017 Hacker News Hiring Trends

For the second month in a row, React is the top technology in the Hacker News Who is Hiring thread. While this demonstrates how strong React's hold on the industry is right now, how long can a JavaScript framework remain on top though? History has not been kind to JS frameworks, so my guess is that React will start dropping down by the end of year. With Vue.js coming in as the top riser, it's clear the competition is coming.

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June 2017 Hacker News Hiring Trends

Halfway through the year and there is now a new champion, as React becomes the most popular tech skill companies are hiriing for. This is the second victory for React, it also won last November. Python drops to second place after a long string of victories. JavaScript retained its usual third place finish.

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May 2017 Hacker News Hiring Trends

Python remains undefeated in 2017, just edging out React. The margin of victory was just 2 posts, 184 - 182 and React was winning as of last week. Perhaps June will bring a new champion.

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April 2017 Hacker News Hiring Trends

Python is holding off React as of today with 143 mentions to React's 141 in the April edition of Hacker News Hiring Trends. Even with Python's consistent dominance over the years, React, the relative newcomer is reaching new heights still, with nearly 20% of posting reach this month. But, watch out React fans, it's not all upside for React. Vue.js makes an entrace on list of the fastest rising technologies.

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March 2017 Hacker News Hiring Trends

Python is the top programming language/technology mentioned in March's job postings. This is Python's fourth #1 finish in a row and 11th out of the last 12 months. Can anybody knock off Python?

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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.