Friday, April 13, 2012

Boston Web Tech Job Market | Q2 2012

Boston is one of the 10 largest job markets in America for technology workers.

Boston is also one of the 10 fastest growing job markets in America for technology workers.

Boston is the only city in America to make both lists, according to The Dice Report for March.

The Boston technology job market is large and growing.

Boston Web Tech Job Market

The list of Top 20 Web Technologies in Boston has been updated for the second quarter. The list is based on keyword searches in job postings at Boston.com. The most in-demand technologies are listed more frequently than less in-demand technologies.

Here are the Five Biggest Movers from early January to early April, listed by percentage increase:

  1. Python | 173 listings 53%
  2. MySQL | 145 listings 48%
  3. Social Media | 238 listings 39%
  4. PHP | 153 listings 34%
  5. jQuery | 156 listings 26%

So, by developing programming skills, particularly in Python, PHP and/or jQuery, customers, recruiters and hiring managers will likely be queuing up to offer you a seat at their table. Add in some MySQL database knowledge and a dash of social media spices and you have a recipe for award-winning Job Jambalaya.

Top 20 Web Technologies in Boston

Here is the complete list of the most in-demand web technologies in Boston. [ or from early January ] listed by number of job postings at Boston.com/Monster.com:

April, 2012

  1. SQL | 874 listings 14%
  2. Oracle | 690 listings 10%
  3. Java | 546 listings 12%
  4. SQL Server | 363 listings 16%
  5. XML | 332 listings 25%
  6. JavaScript | 331 listings 06%
  7. C# | 286 listings 11%
  8. Social Media | 238 listings 39%
  9. "Web Services" | 237 listings 22%
  10. HTML + CSS | 196 listings 06%
  11. Perl | 184 listings 17%
  12. Python | 173 listings 53%
  13. jQuery | 156 listings 26%
  14. PHP | 153 listings 34%
  15. Ajax | 147 listings 04%
  16. MySQL | 145 listings 48%
  17. ASP.NET | 142 listings 03%
  18. UI | 141 listings 16%
  19. SharePoint | 131 listings 21%
  20. Photoshop | 124 listings 22%

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