Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Boston Web Tech Job Market | Q4 2012‏

"The need for open source programming language skills that power a huge number of Web applications and technologies is evident in requests for Python and Ruby. Both have hit all-time highs in six of the 10 months in 2012."
On a national level, The Dice Report for October states that eleven technology skills reached all-time demand highs in early October.  Leading the pack is "software developers."

Boston Web Tech Job Market


On a local level, the Boston technology job market confirms the ongoing need for programming skills.  Although the market has softened somewhat over the past three months, demand for Web tech professionals continues to be strong.

The list of Top 20 Web Technologies in Boston has been updated for the fourth 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 Seven Biggest Movers from early July to early October, listed by percentage increase:
  1. SaaS  | 127 listings 26%
  2. C#  | 292 listings 07%
  3. jQuery  | 170 listings 06%
  4. XML  | 278 listings 04%
  5. ASP.NET  | 148 listings 03%
  6. SharePoint  | 128 listings 03%
  7. JavaScript  | 356 listings 01%
Go forth and develop Web-based applications.  Your skills are in demand, especially if have SaaS (software as a service) experience.  The demand for software development skills does not appear to be platform-specific.  Demand is strong in a Microsoft environment (C#, ASP.NET, SharePoint), as well as, in an open-source environment (jQuery, XML, JavaScript).  No matter.  Multiple job offers await.

Fall Training Opportunities


Here are two virtual training opportunities to consider joining this fall.



jQuery jAM, Season 2 -- a virtual self-study group focused on learning the basics of jQuery Mobile.

HTML5 Brunch, Season 2 -- a virtual self-study group focused on learning the basics of HTML5.

Both programs begin Sunday, November 4.  The only cost is the purchase of a textbook (under $30).

Full Disclosure:
Gene Babon created both programs in his capacity as Co-Organizer of Boston PHP MeetupMerlin Calo will be coordinating HTML5 Brunch, Season 2 under the HTML5 Boston Meetup banner. Gene Babon and Jeremy Osborn will help launch HTML5 Brunch, Season 2 at an HTML5 Boston Meetup on Monday, October 29.

Top 20 Web Technologies in Boston


Here is an abbreviated list of the most in-demand web technologies in Boston. [ or from early July ] listed by number of job postings at Boston.com/Monster.com:
  1. SQL | 815 02%
  2. Java | 541 04%
  3. Oracle | 450 26%
  4. JavaScript | 356 01%
  5. SQL Server | 336 00%
  6. C# | 292 07%
  7. XML | 278 05%
  8. Social Media | 220 01%
  9. "Web Services" | 200 02%
  10. HTML + CSS | 187 12%
  11. jQuery | 170 06%
  12. Perl | 161 15%
  13. Python | 159 17%
  14. ASP.NET | 148 03%
  15. Ajax | 144 01%
  16. MySQL | 133 18%
  17. SharePoint | 128 03%
  18. UI | 127 07%
  19. SaaS | 127 22%
  20. PHP | 126 31%
An expanded version of this list -- Boston's Top 50 Web Technologies -- is being counted down throughout the fourth quarter @webapprentices.

[ NOTE: Follow Beantown Web on Twitter @webapprentices and on Facebook by becoming a Fan of Beantown Web. ]



<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?