Spring Demand Soars, Surpasses EJBs as a Job Requirement

SpringSource, the company behind Spring, today announced that job requirements for Spring continue to soar, with Spring overtaking Enterprise JavaBeans as an enterprise job requirement.

As tracked by indeed.com, the demand for Spring as a job listing requirement has overtaken the legacy enterprise Java standard, EJB, in job listing requirements. A chart of the comparison is shown below

“There’s a landslide of Spring adoption, and the most accurate way to measure true adoption is in the demand for Spring developers and architects in the workforce,” said Rod Johnson, CEO of SpringSource. “Downloads reflect software evaluation as well as commercial use; job requirements show spending on projects of business importance. Overtaking EJB makes it clear that organizations are moving en masse to Spring, with thousands of Spring jobs listed every day. Spring is now at the forefront of a whole new application infrastructure, overtaking the stack one level at a time, removing bloat and inefficiencies.”

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0 thoughts on “Spring Demand Soars, Surpasses EJBs as a Job Requirement

  • August 28, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    @Unfair Comparison: You’re probably right. Doing a search for JEE and not EJB leads to some jobs that are likely EJB related, but there isn’t a clear way to determine if they really are EJB jobs not, even when you read the job posts… http://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=(jee+or+j2ee)+and+not+ejb%2C&start=60

    There probably are more EJB jobs out there, but they aren’t advertized as such… I wonder why.

  • August 28, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Rich, if you do a search for ‘spring and java and not framework’, you’ll find that most of those jobs that clearly do mean the spring framework. In fact, you’ll probably have a hard time finding jobs with that search that don’t mean ‘spring framework’

  • August 28, 2008 at 9:22 am

    This might not be a fair comparison as there would be many jobs where j2ee or javaEE would be stated as the expected skillset and not EJB. Whereas with Spring, writing Spring in the job requirement is the only option

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