Job Trends

I'm no analyst by any stretch, but I was playing around with and noticed some interesting results on job trends overall.

I decided to put in WPF, AJAX, WPF/e, FLEX, Apollo, ASPColdfusion and Php to see what the results would yield.

One thing I did note was the salary's differences between Coldfusion, ASP, Php and Ruby:

I would of sworn black and blue that Php would be up there with the others, that or at the very least Ruby would have a much lower pay scale. Now assuming the data is close to being accurate as it could be (I hold little faith it is), I'm wondering why ASP.NET and Ruby rank the highest while the languages such as Php and Coldfusion are at the other end of the scale (not by much).

I welcome any thoughts on this.

I then tried (it may not be accurate and chances are it isn't so apologize if it looks skewed) to overlay the languages onto a line graph (didn't include Ruby because I forgot to and closed photoshop, so again apologize) which kind of illustrate the job trends for these languages.

What's my point? None it was just me goofing around checking out what the stats are doing in this area overall.

Note: I must stress, this is not 100% accurate data so don't freak out on it.

Comments (4)

  1. Paul says:

    PHP programmers can be found far and wide, and at more of a range of age groups that I’d imagine the other languages.

    One of the first ‘web languages’ people pick up is PHP (or Perl), because of the availability of free tools, scripts, tutorials, but more importantly…servers.

    It’d be interesting if you could also compare the age of employees with salaries, to see if there is any corralation

  2. Garry Trinder says:

    Paul: for sure, I was a little sceptical of Php stats to be honest, I know there is far more to the Php story then what the above status offer.

    I also think that stats from can be a dangerous benchmark tool, as the more I played with it after this post the more it become inaccurate.

    I also would love to see a breakdown of age groups as it would be interesting to see this as well.

  3. Rosyna says:

    "don’t freak out on it."

    Mind if I freak out on something? It’s more of a psychology thing, really. Why do you refer to "PHP" as "Php" and "ASP" as "ASP"? What does "PHP" stand for? What does "ASP" stand for? (The letters, not their ideologies).

    There’s nothing sinister behind my questions. I just like to know what drives different people.

  4. Garry Trinder says:


    Ok you’ve just officiall freaked me out 🙂 As I honestly don’t have a good enugh answer. I assumed the branding for PHP was Php. I then went to the site and noticed its lower case letters.

    Yet we refer to (well now we do) as PHP.

    "..Why won’t the voices in my head stop screaming…"

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