Monday, September 03, 2007
Boston Market -- September
MonsterTRAK is the student division of Monster.com, the online careers and recruitment resource. Based on the number of entry-level job opportunities posted to MonsterTRAK, one of the five occupations with the greatest demand for young professionals is the following:
- Computer, Information Technology and Mathematical
Development vs. Design
This month's analysis of the Boston job market reveals that Web programmers are in greater demand than Web designers. A keyword search at Boston.com/Monster.com reveals a demand ratio of 3.5 to 1.0 in favor of Web developers:
Web design and Web development are segments of a continuum of technology skills. These skills can be placed into the following five categories:
structure > presentation > behavior > logic > content
In an open source environment the most popular Web skills in each category are as follows:
In a closed source environment (Microsoft, for example) the Web skills in each category are as follows:
Here are the demand rankings for these skills in the greater Boston area, based on keyword searches [ relative ranking of number of jobs posted ]:
Here are four additional skills directly related to the five design/development continuum categories:
You can use this demand analysis to identify one technology with the highest demand ranking not currently in your skill set and commit to a goal of improving that skill over the next 30 days.
A Web technology professional who can deliver an end-to-end solution -- from structure through content -- is valued in today's Boston Market.
Top 10 Web Technologies in Boston has been updated for September and appears in the right-hand column.
Average Salaries in Boston has also been updated for September and appears in the right-hand column.