A lot of new students ask me which Java IDE should they use. Eclipse, IntelliJ, NetBeans etc. My answer is … which ever tool you are comfortable with and most productive. However, I also tell them to pick an IDE that is in demand in the job market. Now granted, another IDE may be better on technical merits, but in this case, I like to use the tool that is most requested by employers.
Here’s a nice graph that shows the demand of Java IDEs in the Job Market.