Sunday, May 06, 2007

Boston Market -- May


Quality jobs remain plentiful as the U.S. economy continues its expansion. Here are three positive indicators from surveys released during the past week:

This month's analysis of the job market for Web-related technology professionals focuses on scripting languages. Earlier this year Evans Data Corporation released its 2007 Scripting Languages – Developers Choice Report. More than 400 developers evaluated 12 scripting languages. The focus of the survey was to determine which provided the best security.

Two scripting languages provided superior security:
So, does best security equate to best job prospects? Here is a list of the 12 scripting languages along with the number of listings for that technology at BostonWorks.com:
If you are a Web technology professional and would like to expand your career prospects, consider formulating a training plan to learn one of the top three scripting languages:
All three of these languages are in the Top 10 Web Technologies list which has been updated for May and appears in the right-hand column along with links to jobs that list that technology skill in the job description.

Once again database and programming skills dominate the Top 10 Web Technologies list. Expertise with these technologies form the foundation for solid career prospects as website owners continue to move beyond static website offerings.

The remaining 17 Web-related skills are as follows:

  1. CSS [ 122 ]
  2. Photoshop [ 97 ]
  3. Flash [ 91 ]
  4. Ajax [ 86 ]
  5. Python [ 70 ]
  6. PHP [ 65 ]
  7. MySQL [ 64 ]
  8. DHTML [ 59 ]
  9. Visual Studio [ 47 ]
  10. Dreamweaver [ 45 ]
  11. ColdFusion [ 40 ]
  12. DB2 [ 40 ]
  13. VBScript [ 31 ]
  14. Ruby [ 25 ]
  15. XHTML [ 22 ]
  16. ActionScript [ 18 ]
  17. DOM [ 12 ]
Average Salaries in Boston and Browser Version Market Share have also been updated and appear in the right-hand column.

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