JSF Job Stats, Indeed
A couple of years ago I posted some job trend graphs from indeed.com. Since then, it's become the hip thing to do. So, in order to remain hip, I figured it was time for an update...
Granted, in the first entry, I made all of the links live, so it's sort of perpetually updated. Unfortunately, the updated graphs may render the prose inaccurate. This time I'll put the actual images up in order to maintain blog posting integrity.
First up, let's see how JSF is doing against modern web frameworks:
Note that it's #1 in terms of US job postings. On its heels, though, are Flex and Rails, which have more steep adoption curves. Perhaps JSF 2 will help with that :-).
Now, let's compare all of these with Struts:
Man, some things take forever to die... (Struts 2, which is actually quite good, garners a very small percentage of this.)
What about ASP.NET?
Yikes! So, I guess this points to the whole Java market fragmentation problem. If we filter out Flex (more like Silverlight), and Rails (not Java -- well, not always Java), what do we get?
Oh well. Didn't help as much as I had hoped, even with Spring MVC...
Indeed, job stats aren't the ultimate indicator of a product's success... but they are a useful guide. Fortunately, the trends for JSF and several others are upward :-).