Jobs Spike for Middleware Devs with Spring Expertise

Enterprise Java architects and devs concerned about an economic downturn could find solace in a report from SpringSource, creator of the open source Spring platform for enterprise Java apps. SpringSource execs say job listings specifying Spring experience now exceed those for Oracle WebLogic and IBM WebSphere posts.

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Enterprise Java architects and devs concerned about a tightening economy could find solace in a report from SpringSource, creator of the open source Spring platform for building, running and managing enterprise Java apps. SpringSource execs say job listings specifying Spring experience now exceed those for Oracle WebLogic and IBM WebSphere posts.

"This metric clearly demonstrates the massive and growing adoption of Spring and the fact that Spring is the de facto standard in Java. We are excited to see the jobs that Spring is helping to create and the fact that Spring skills are now in greater demand than for any of the server platforms which run with Spring," said Rod Johnson, CEO of SpringSource, in a statement. "In the current economic climate, we anticipate continued strong demand for the productivity benefits and cost reductions that Spring delivers."

To view more about the SpringSource jobs comparison.

A few metrics on Spring adaption and on-going usage support the spike in demand for Spring-savvy IT professionals. SpringSource notes:
  • More than 96% of our customers renew our services each year.
  • Cumulative downloads for Spring have surpassed the 5,000,000 worldwide
  • SpringSource has grown 250% year-over-year in quarterly bookings and has more than doubled revenues for the third consecutive year.

    The company said Spring developers who want to differentiate themselves in a competitive marketplace can participate in the Spring Certified Developer program available from SpringSource.



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