As it turns out it depends on where you are looking for a job on what type of languages are requested. In the Seattle area, it will be laguages such as Ruby on Rails, Python, or Drupul. For state government in Lacey, the languages of choice are traditionally Microsoft based. I’m not clear why there is a distiction or why state government leans this way. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to talk to someone and find out why.