I'm no analyst by any stretch, but I was playing around with Indeed.com and noticed some interesting results on job trends overall.
I decided to put in WPF, AJAX, WPF/e, FLEX, Apollo, ASP, Coldfusion and Php to see what the results would yield.
One thing I did note was the salary's differences between Coldfusion, ASP, Php and Ruby:
I would of sworn black and blue that Php would be up there with the others, that or at the very least Ruby would have a much lower pay scale. Now assuming the data is close to being accurate as it could be (I hold little faith it is), I'm wondering why ASP.NET and Ruby rank the highest while the languages such as Php and Coldfusion are at the other end of the scale (not by much).
I welcome any thoughts on this.
I then tried (it may not be accurate and chances are it isn't so apologize if it looks skewed) to overlay the languages onto a line graph (didn't include Ruby because I forgot to and closed photoshop, so again apologize) which kind of illustrate the job trends for these languages.
What's my point? None it was just me goofing around checking out what the stats are doing in this area overall.
Note: I must stress, this is not 100% accurate data so don't freak out on it.