Why so few Python jobs?

Paul Prescod paul at ActiveState.com
Tue Sep 25 05:10:30 CEST 2001

tszeto wrote:
> Any ideas on why so few Python jobs are available?

Jobs are a trailing indicator. At most companies that use Python, a
particular programmer has decided to use it for a particular project.
The manager (to say nothing of HR) may not even know that Python is in
use yet. Also language requests are to some extent proxies for real job
titles. "Perl experience" may mean sysadmin or CGI. "C++ programmer" may
mean "systems programmer" or even "COM programmer". "Java programmer"
may mean server-side servlet-style stuff. And so forth. Python doesn't
fit a niche like that.

 Paul Prescod

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