Web Development Languages

David Cloutman pointed to Craiglist’s job ads as an indicator of programming language popularity. Here’s the hit counts for “web design jobs” and “internet engineering jobs” in the Bay Area:

  PHP Java Ruby Python PERL
internet engineering jobs 167 246 85 98 109
web design jobs 110 71 22 19 31

Cloutman has a few ideas for what the numbers mean, but I’m just entertained by the data. (Note: he corrected his original numbers.)