Silverlight Flash and Html5 on Job Market

There have been a lot of buzz after unfortunate interview where by Bob Muglia admitted that: our (Microsoft) strategy with Silverlight has shifted. That somehow disappointed me, as I was planning to take a closer look at Silverlight. Well, according to guys from Redmond, future belongs to HTML5 - whatever that means. I have decided to check how does the market look like in industry of so called RIA - Rich Internet Applications. The most proper check is to compare demands for appropriate skills. I have used to perform my research.

No surprise so far. Knowledge of Flash is the most demanded nowadays. Although it is clearly visible that it is not growing as fast as it used to. Please, note that measures were taken using absolute scale. Much more interesting thing happen when we tke a look at this graph in relative scale.


And that is something that makes You think. Comparing to Silverlight and Flash, demand for HTML5 skills has recently exploded. I know that it far too soon to talk about HTML5. I know that it will not substitute Flash nowadays, and will definably not replace Silverlight for companies that run ‘back office’ tools on it. I know … But still, one picture is worth a thousand words

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