Javascript Frameworks Job Pattern with IT Companies in India

This article represents my analysis on job patterns vis-a-vis javascript frameworks with IT companies in India. This may also be read as a pattern of adoption of JS frameworks by developers community with IT companies in India. The analysis has been done based on number of job openings related with below listed JS frameworks, posted last month e.g., octobar 2014, on one of the topmost job portal catering to Indian IT market. Please feel free to comment/suggest if I missed to mention one or more important points. Also, sorry for the typos.

Following are top 7 javascript frameworks which are most seeked after skillsets in potential UI related candidates, from job perspective:

  1. JQuery
  2. AngularJS
  3. BackboneJS
  4. KnockoutJS
  5. EmberJS
  6. ReactJS
  7. CanJS

Out of above frameworks, JQuery is the clear winner so much so that it looked like an Outlier from statistical perspective. Thus, from analysis perspective, I have put it aside (excluded) and moved ahead with analysis of 6 out of above 7 JS frameworks.


Javascript Frameworks Job Pattern

Following is the frequency distribution of job openings in terms of percentage for the 6 Javascript frameworks (excluding JQuery). This is given the fact that we have removed JQuery as it looked like an outlier from statistical perspective when we took the data sample of job openings of last month, Octobar 2014.

  • AngularJS – 71%
  • BackboneJS – 9%
  • KnockoutJS – 8%
  • EmberJS – 7%
  • ReactJS – 3%
  • CanJS – 3%

Following is the plot representing the frequency distribution of job openings across different Javascript frameworks (excluding JQuery), also depicted above in form of percentage. In the following plot, AngularJS is the winner (when excluding JQuery).

Javascript Frameworks vs Job Openings

Javascript Frameworks vs Job Openings


Top 2 Javascript frameworks having Lion Share of Jobs

Two Javascript Framework that could lead to greater probability of you landing up with a job in quick time are following:

  • JQuery
  • AngularJS


Observations & Suggestions for UI Developers

Following are different observations in relation with distribution of job openings across different JS frameworks:

  • JQuery still rules and hence, UI developer should still remain in touch with JQuery. Also, the fact that Mobile apps uses JQuery makes it much more sustainable.
  • AngularJS has been showing steady growth in terms of increasing job openings across last several months. Thus, sooner than later, it may be a nice idea for UI developers, in general, to also get on board with AngularJS and learn the skills appropriately.
  • It may be a good idea to understand underlying concepts and fundamentals of other JS frameworks such as BackboneJS, KnockoutJS, ReactJS etc. They also seem to be picking up well.


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