February 2017 Hacker News Hiring Trends

February saw a big bump in job postings, reaching an all-time high for whoishiring. But, even with the large number of postings, overall trends largely remained the same with Python, React and JavaScript taking the top 3 spots again, mirroring January's results.

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January 2017 Hacker News Hiring Trends

2017 starts off where we spent most of 2016, with Python the most popular programming language.

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December 2016 Hacker News Hiring Trends

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November 2016 Hacker News Hiring Trends

React.js was the #1 mentioned language or framework in November, barely beating out Python, and completing the climb to #1 from its first mention just 2 and a half years ago in February 2014. React was mentioned in nearly 20% of postings.

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October 2016 Hacker News Hiring Trends

For the first time, from what I can remember, a database is in the top 5 of the monthly rankings, with PostgreSQL coming in at #4. PostgreSQL has been battling MySQL since these rankings begin, but overtook it in January 2015 and never looked back.

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September 2016 Hacker News Hiring Trends

Back to work and school after the Labor Day weekend, so time to dive in and see what technologies people are hiring for. Python won for the 8th time this year and 6th month in a row. React is still more popular than JavaScript, coming in 2nd overall again. The cloud is looking strong with AWS at #4, while Ruby on Rails retains its foothold on web application development with another top 5 finish.

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These charts show what's popular and trending in programming languagues, 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.