Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Boston Web Tech Job Market | Q2 2013


Nearly nine out of 10 startup executives plan to hire technology workers this year.  This compares to "only" two out of three hiring managers from a broader range of companies who expect to add tech workers during the first half of 2013.

Details are available at Tech Startups See Increased Hiring, available from Dice.com.

Boston Web Tech Job Market


On a local level, the demand for Web tech professionals continues to be strong in the Boston metro area.

The list of Top 20 Web Technologies in Boston has been updated for the second quarter. It appears in the right-hand column and below.  The 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.

Here are the Four Biggest Movers from the Top 20 Technologies, comparing early June postings to early March postings, listed by overall ranking and percentage increase:
  1. ASP.NET | #20 32%
  2. agile * | #4 23%
  3. jQuery | #13 21%
  4. Ruby | #19 21%

    * Note:
    While "agile" is not a technology, it is a process used in technology development and this keyword appears in more technology job descriptions that almost any other keyword.

Top 20 Web Technologies in Boston


Here is an abbreviated list of the 20 most in-demand web technologies in Boston. [ or from early March ] listed by number of job postings at Indeed.com:

June, 2013
  1. SQL | 4,741 15%
  2. Java | 3,579 05%
  3. Oracle | 3,259 16%
  4. agile | 2,709 23%
  5. JavaScript | 2,535 14%
  6. SQL Server | 1,723 19%
  7. C# | 1,610 16%
  8. XML | 1,510 01%
  9. Python | 1,450 09%
  10. "Web Services" | 1,416 12%
  11. Social Media | 1,371 17%
  12. HTML + CSS | 1,350 14%
  13. jQuery | 1,208 21%
  14. SaaS | 1,117 09%
  15. UI | 992 06%
  16. Perl | 987 04%
  17. MySQL | 951 05%
  18. Ajax | 913 11%
  19. Ruby | 888 21%
  20. ASP.NET | 846 32%
An expanded version of this list -- Boston's Top 100 Web Technologies -- is being counted down for the next three months @webapprentices.

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