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Highlights

For July, jobs postings in the Ask HN: Who is hiring? thread remained strong with 65% year-over-year growth compared to July of 2020. At the time of this post, there were 931 top level comments in the July thread which represent job postings being analyzed. This is a bit of a dip from June's all time record high number of 1040 posts, but that's not too unusual looking at past years' summer time hiring dips.

Beyond technology trends

With the COVID Pandemic sigificantly altering the work landscape between Office and Remote, I have added several non-tech terms into the analyis. The result of this is that the "Remote" keyword is the top term by far, with over 70% of positions being offered as remote. If companies delay return to office plans due to the resurgence of COVID then this trend will likely remain.

Looking further at the non-tech results, thre are a couple of interesting trends to watch. First, the type of developer positions being advertised include variations on the preferred candidate focus between Back-end vs Front-end vs Full-stack with Back-end winning for now. Meanwhile, when it comes to experience, Senior level developers are being sought 10 times more frequently than Junior developers.

Where is the hot Tech?

There has not been a breakout tech trend that I can spot yet this year. React, Python, AWS, and TypeScript are still at the top when it comes to technology related terms. The Go programming language is perhaps the biggest trend as Go has begun to separate from Ruby and Java a bit. Kubernetes has made a push into the top 20 as well over the past year, but both the rise of Go and Kubernetes have been happening for a few years.

Rankings and movers

Tech Rank Last Month Change Last Year Change
Remote 1 1 0 1 0
Senior 2 2 0 2 0
React 3 3 0 3 0
Back End 4 4 0 4 0
Front End 5 5 0 5 0
Python 6 6 0 6 0
Full Stack 7 8 +1 8 +1
AWS 8 7 -1 7 -1
TypeScript 9 9 0 10 +1
Postgresql 10 10 0 9 -1
node.js 11 11 0 12 +1
golang 12 12 0 16 +4
Machine Learning 13 14 +1 14 +1
DevOps 14 15 +1 13 -1
JavaScript 15 17 +2 11 -4
Kubernetes 16 13 -3 25 +9
Ruby 17 18 +1 15 -2
Rails 18 16 -2 19 +1
AI 19 21 +2 20 +1
Java 20 19 -1 18 -2
Tech Mentions Rank Last Year Mentions Last Year Rank Change
Scrum 8 84 0 228 +144
Shell 5 109 0 229 +120
S3 11 76 1 164 +88
RDS 11 75 1 145 +70
VR 5 110 1 163 +53
Julia 5 106 1 156 +50
WordPress 6 95 2 138 +43
HTML5 6 99 1 140 +41
Oracle 8 81 3 115 +34
SQL 33 38 9 71 +33
Tech Mentions Rank Last Year Mentions Last Year Rank Change
D3.js 2 153 5 85 -68
Big Data 5 103 11 57 -46
Cassandra 3 123 5 84 -39
Scala 14 69 24 31 -38
Jupyter 3 122 5 86 -36
TensorFlow 8 86 12 50 -36
Distributed Systems 13 71 15 47 -24
Heroku 13 72 14 48 -24
Elasticsearch 19 59 19 38 -21
Deep Learning 17 61 17 42 -19