As a pioneering functional programming language on the world's favorite platform, F# is set to explode onto the job scene following its first major release as part of Visual Studio 2010 on 22nd March 2010.
The ITJobsWatch website is everyone's first stop for analysing trends in the UK job market and, interestingly, their statistics for the F# language indicate that the number of F# jobs is over 4× higher than the same period last year and the average salary has risen to £70k or €79k or US$112k:
This is the fastest growth in demand and salary of any functional programming language! Extrapolating the current trends, demand for F# programmers will be higher than for C++ programmers in 2012!
Suffice to say, the demand and salary of F# programmers in the UK will be a trend to watch over the next couple of years.