Monday, January 09, 2017

Boston Web Tech Job Market | January 2017


It has been two months since the presidential elections in the United States on November 9.  After three months of uncertainty in the job market leading up to the election, the job market improved considerably during the first month after the election and declined during the second month.

These latest one-month figures (December 9 through January 9) may not reflect a downturn in job prospects, but rather a typical year-end pause.  Here are three reasons to believe in the year-end pause hypothesis:

Forty percent of employers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in 2017

Sixty-seven percent of small business owners plan to hire employees in 2017

Sixty-eight percent of tech hiring managers anticipate more hiring in the first half of 2017

None-the-less, the one-month slowdown in job postings is quite dramatic with each of the Top 25 web technologies in Boston posting declines.

Boston Web Tech Job Market


The list of Top 25 Web Technologies in Boston has been updated for January and appears below.   This list is based on keyword searches in job postings at Indeed.com. The most in-demand keywords are listed more frequently than less in-demand keywords.


Indeed.com is a meta-search engine that offers a maximum number of search possibilities.  All searches encompass a 25-mile radius of Boston.  Search parameters can be adjusted to fit your personal needs. Indeed helps more people get hired than any other jobsite.


Top 25 Web Technologies in Boston

Here is an abbreviated list of the 25 most in-demand web technologies in Boston.  or  from early December ] listed by number of job postings at Indeed.com:

January, 2017
  1. SQL | 4,516  9%
  2. Java | 3,337  12%
  3. agile *** | 3,277  9%
  4. JavaScript | 2,420  9%
  5. Python | 2,386  9%
  6. social media | 2,069  6%
  7. SaaS | 1,585  5%
  8. Oracle | 1,434  7%
  9. C# | 1,327  17%
  10. AWS | 1,292  10%
  11. Web Services | 1,215  12%
  12. scrum *** | 1,122  8%
  13. HTML + CSS | 1,117  13%
  14. UI | 1,085  11%
  15. PHP | 971  10%
  16. SQL Server | 963  12%
  17. Ruby | 910  12%
  18. API | 898  13%
  19. jQuery | 956  13%
  20. MySQL | 839  17%
  21. Hadoop | 806  8%
  22. Git | 790  12%
  23. UX | 783  5%
  24. Perl | 768  12%
  25. Angular | 757  16%
*** Note: While "agile" and "scrum" are not technologies, they are methodologies used in technology development.  These two  keywords appear in many web development job descriptions.  Experience with "agile" and "scrum" is often preferred, if not required, in many web development jobs.

Job Prospects


Job seekers should feel confident that plentiful job opportunities will continue into the New Year.  Starting next month I will return to updating this report on quarterly basis.

The Top 25 Web Technologies in Boston are being counted down for the next month @webapprentices.

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Friday, December 09, 2016

Boston Web Tech Job Market | December 2016


It has been one month since the presidential elections in the United States.  After three months of uncertainty in the job market leading up to the election, the job market has stabilized and green arrows (increase in job postings) have returned.

Market Recovery


The one-month "rally" has been led by the following technologies:

Boston Web Tech Job Market


The list of Top 25 Web Technologies in Boston has been updated for December and appears below.   This list is based on keyword searches in job postings at Indeed.com. The most in-demand keywords are listed more frequently than less in-demand keywords.


Indeed.com is a meta-search engine that offers a maximum number of search possibilities.  All searches encompass a 25-mile radius of Boston.  Search parameters can be adjusted to fit your personal needs. Indeed helps more people get hired than any other jobsite.


Top 25 Web Technologies in Boston

Here is an abbreviated list of the 25 most in-demand web technologies in Boston.  or  from early November ] listed by number of job postings at Indeed.com:

December, 2016
  1. SQL | 4,968  0%
  2. Java | 3,783  1%
  3. agile *** | 3,608  0%
  4. JavaScript | 2,673  5%
  5. Python | 2,635  4%
  6. social media | 2,194  2%
  7. SaaS | 1,674  2%
  8. C# | 1,593  8%
  9. Oracle | 1,546  4%
  10. AWS | 1,438  6%
  11. Web Services | 1,388  2%
  12. HTML + CSS | 1,278  1%
  13. scrum *** | 1,218  1%
  14. UI | 1,213  0%
  15. SQL Server | 1,096  3%
  16. PHP | 1,075  1%
  17. Ruby | 1,031  9%
  18. API | 1,027  6%
  19. MySQL | 1,007  2%
  20. iOS | 1,002  1%
  21. Angular | 898  7%
  22. Git | 896  4%
  23. jQuery | 985  2%
  24. Hadoop | 878  9%
  25. Perl | 875  2%
*** Note: While "agile" and "scrum" are not technologies, they are methodologies used in technology development.  These two  keywords appear in many web development job descriptions.  Experience with "agile" and "scrum" is often preferred, if not required, in many web development jobs.

Job Prospects


Employers in the Boston area have expressed optimism that the economy is on stable footing.  Job seekers should feel confident that plentiful job opportunities will continue into the New Year.

I will continue to provide an update to this report on a monthly (instead of quarterly) basis according to the following schedule:

~ January 9, 2017
~ February 9, 2017

The Top 25 Web Technologies in Boston are being counted down for the next month @webapprentices.

[ NOTE: Follow Beantown Web on Twitter @webapprentices and become a Fan of Beantown Web on Facebook today.





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