Java: Still Popular With Large Companies

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Java: Still Popular With Large Companies

Java is a general-purpose, object-oriented programming language that uses classes. Sun Microsystems first released Java to the public in 1995; the source has been publicly available since 2006. Java is designed to be as platform-independent as possible, allowing developers to write a program once and run it on any platform.

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Job boards that specialize in software developers provide one of the best indications of the skills that are most attractive to development shops. A review of in July 2014 showed that the skills of greatest interest included various flavors of Java and C, with a total of 17,393 job postings. The next four most popular skills were JavaScript, .Net, HTML and XML, with a total of 16,172 postings. Python placed eighth, with 5,142 postings.

IT placement specialists from large companies report that they are still hiring programmers to write Java applications; educational data and job listings also show that Java is still popular with large companies. In our 2014 Developer Survey Report, we learned that Java is still the leading programming language, with 49% of developers surveyed wanting training on Java in the next three to 15 months.


Job markets in the United States routinely have a high demand for Java programmers, especially those who also have .NET experience. Many recruiters report that they are unable to keep up with the demand for Java developers, whether their specialty is business, mobile or web applications. However, web applications are typically the driving force behind this demand. The primary reason for this trend is the increasing need for businesses to have a web presence, regardless of their size.

IEEE Spectrum is a highly-regarded professional magazine that tracks the use of programming languages. It employs a variety of metrics such as Dice.job listings, posts on Stack Overflow, GetHub posts and requests on Google Trends. IEEE developed an interactive application based on these metrics to determine relative popularity of programming languages. Its top 10 list in July 2014 ranked Java at the top position.

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