- Brent Marinaccio
The numbers don't lie, and Python is creeping up on the heels of Java. As one can see from our skills watch, Java is still asked for in more job openings than Python. But, the pace of that request has stagnated. Meanwhile, Python has been on a fairly smooth growth trajectory, increasing by about 30% over the course of the last 18 months. If this trend continues, it appears that Python could pass Java as the most requested language in the next six months.