Is a Perl Dead? – The view of a Perl Recruiter
The question I’m always asked as a Perl recruiter is whether Perl is dying? It's an easy one to answer, and the short response is no. In fact it’s stronger than ever and there is serious demand for Perl jobs at all levels.
Although a number of languages, such as Ruby and Python, may be perceived as “cooler”, the Perl recruitment market continues to be extremely buoyant. As a Perl recruiter, this translates into plenty of jobs landing on my desk every week.
Most of these Perl jobs — around 90% — are created through growth, particularly in the UK, where the economy is finally rebounding. Companies are growing, and the...