In my most recent blog post (https://akoutmos.com/post/broadway-rabbitmq-and-the-rise-of-elixir-two/) I used Broadway to process every HackerNews item since Elixir was announced in 2011 and plot the trend of Erlang+Elixir over time. Out of curiosity, I was wondering how the Elixir job market has fared over time and modified my Broadway pipeline to only look at comments posted via the “whoishiring” user on HackerNews.
I figured I would share the results here for people hesitant about learning Elixir out of fear they may not be a job market out there (which unfortunately I have heard quite a few times from people :/). From the results I aggregated from HackerNews, it looks like 2019 was Elixir’s best year and it is trending upwards quite nicely!
Monthly totals of job listings containing the string “elixir” (case insensitive):
Yearly totals of job listings containing the string “elixir” (case insensitive):