Saturday, July 11, 2015

Boston Web Tech Job Market | Q3 2015


Of the more than 11,000 U.S. employers surveyed, 24 percent anticipate increasing staff levels in the third quarter of 2015, the highest percentage of employers adding staff since the third quarter of 2008!  Beantown Web's Boston Web Tech Job Market analysis for the third quarter confirms the results of the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

Boston Web Tech Job Market


The list of Top 25 Web Technologies in Boston has been updated for the third 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 April ] listed by number of job postings at Indeed.com:

July, 2015
  1. SQL | 6,566 3%
  2. Java | 4,080 3%
  3. agile *** | 3,538 8%
  4. Oracle | 2,967 2%
  5. JavaScript | 2,944 0%
  6. Python | 2,280 6%
  7. social media | 2,086  14%
  8. Web Services | 1,634 7%
  9. SaaS | 1,560 5%
  10. C# | 1,534 9%
  11. SQL Server | 1,396 3%
  12. HTML + CSS | 1,322 7%
  13. UI | 1,314  11%
  14. XML | 1,281 6%
  15. scrum *** | 1,159 8%
  16. iOS | 1,114 53%
  17. jQuery | 1,079 7%
  18. Ruby | 1,054  12%
  19. Perl | 1,047 4%
  20. MySQL | 1,039 0%
  21. PHP | 923  3%
  22. AWS | 882 35%
  23. UX | 863 7%
  24. SharePoint | 825  2%
  25. Photoshop | 814 5%
*** 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?  For example, you can view a Smarterer Scorecard of my top technical and business skills.  You can also access information about the projects I am currently working on at Web Apprentices.

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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