Friday, April 10, 2015

Boston Web Tech Job Market | Q2 2015


The Boston technology job market is showing no signs of slowdown.  Over the past three months job postings have increased for every one of the Top 25 skills.

Boston Web Tech Job Market


The list of Top 25 Web Technologies in Boston has been updated for the second quarter. It appears in the right-hand column and below.  This 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. 

Top 25 Web Technologies in Boston


Here is an abbreviated list of the 25 most in-demand web technologies in Boston.  or  from early January ] listed by number of job postings at Indeed.com:

April, 2015
  1. SQL | 6,348  21%
  2. Java | 3,971  17%
  3. agile *** | 3,283  19%
  4. Oracle | 3,021  19%
  5. JavaScript | 2,943  19%
  6. Python | 2,1492  22%
  7. social media | 1,836  15%
  8. Web Services | 1,524  16%
  9. SaaS | 1,490  19%
  10. HTML + CSS | 1,428  15%
  11. C# | 1,401  14%
  12. XML | 1,363  14%
  13. SQL Server | 1,356  5%
  14. UI | 1,188  11%
  15. jQuery | 1,161  11%
  16. Perl | 1,089  16%
  17. scrum *** | 1,077  25%
  18. MySQL | 1,044  25%
  19. PHP | 948  34%
  20. Ruby | 940  17%
  21. SharePoint | 846  20%
  22. HTML5 | 809  8%
  23. UX | 805  18%
  24. Photoshop | 778  25%
  25. iOS |  726  23%
*** Note: While "agile" and "scrum" are not technologies, they are methodologies used in technology development.  These two  keywords appear in many web development job descriptions.  Experience with "agile" and "scrum" is often preferred, if not required, in many web development jobs.

Recommended Strategy


Select five technical skills in the Top 25 and focus on becoming proficient -- if not expert -- in each technology.  What are your top five technology skills?  What projects can you link to that demonstrate expertise in these technologies?  View a Smarterer Scorecard of my top technical and business skills.

Guard against being distracted by "shiny new object" skills that are not listed in the Top 25.  Without having solid core skills in high-demand technologies, you may not experience an optimum return-on-investment in terms of time and energy invested in becoming proficient at lower-demand technical skills.

Boston's Top 100 Web Technologies


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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