Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Boston Web Tech Job Market | Q1 2013


More than 1,000 tech focused hiring managers and recruiters were asked "what type of talent or skill-set is your top hiring priority."  Here are the top five technology skills deemed most in demand:
  1. Java/J2EE Developers
  2. Mobile Developers
  3. .NET Developers
  4. Data Analysts/Analytics
  5. Software Developers
Details are available at Dice.com.

Boston Web Tech Job Market


On a local level, the Boston technology job market confirms the ongoing need for developer skills.  Demand for Web tech professionals continues to be strong.

The list of Top 20 Web Technologies in Boston has been updated for the first 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.

This quarter marks the first time that Indeed.com has been used to monitor Boston's Web Tech job market.  Because Indeed.com is a meta-search engine it offers greater reach than Boston.com, our original job search engine.  The number of available job listings at Indeed.com is several times greater and offers an expanded view of the job market at companies of all sizes.

Here are the Nine Biggest Movers from the Top 50 Technologies, comparing mid-October postings to early-March postings, listed by ranking and percentage increase:
  1. Drupal | #49 57%
  2. MVC | #24 26%
  3. InDesign | #47 24%
  4. API | #33 20%
  5. HTML5 | #26 18%
  6. JSON | #39 18%
  7. multimedia | #48 17%
  8. SaaS  | #14 15%
  9. Android  | #31 15%

Top 20 Web Technologies in Boston


Here is an abbreviated list of the 20 most in-demand web technologies in Boston. [ or from mid October ] listed by number of job postings at Indeed.com:
  1. SQL | 4,111 04%
  2. Java | 3,424 02%
  3. Oracle | 2,817 01%
  4. JavaScript | 2,215 03%
  5. agile | 2,208 00%
  6. XML | 1,500 00%
  7. SQL Server | 1,450 04%
  8. C# | 1,393 02%
  9. Python | 1,335 06%
  10. "Web Services" | 1,264 02%
  11. HTML + CSS | 1,188 01%
  12. Social Media | 1,167 09%
  13. Perl | 1,025 04%
  14. SaaS | 1,024 15%
  15. jQuery | 1,002 04%
  16. UI | 936 06%
  17. MySQL | 909 03%
  18. Ajax | 825 05%
  19. scrum | 796 00%
  20. PHP | 795 02%
An expanded version of this list -- Boston's Top 90 Web Technologies -- is being counted down for the next three months @webapprentices.

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