Re: [xsl] no XSLT Jobs USA

Subject: Re: [xsl] no XSLT Jobs USA
From: "Michael Kay mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:20:18 -0000
> On 16 Aug 2017, at 01:48, Mailing Lists Mail daktapaal@xxxxxxxxx
<xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Dear All,
> Is USA bad for XSLT developers?
> There is not one job for people from this elite club?

StackOverflow currently has 9 job openings tagged XSLT, of which 5 are in
Germany (Germany is also probably Saxonica's strongest market, if you exclude
sales to software companies). These ads all list XSLT as one of a long list of
technologies they are interested in, which reflects the fact that developers
these days have to be multi-skilled. I don't think there can be many people
who are full-time XSLT developers. It's just one of the tools in your kitbag.

I never in my professional life used any of the programming languages that I
learnt at University; though I have always used the skills I acquired when
learning them. People should leave University with the ability to pick up any
programming language that's thrown at them.

Based on StackOverflow Q&A traffic, XSLT is somewhere between 20 and 30 in the
ranked list of programming languages, which is pretty high for a
special-purpose language. But it wouldn't surprise me if the ranking is
actually inflated by the fact that many XSLT developers only use the language
occasionally, and are therefore not experts in its finer points.

Michael Kay

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