Friday, December 09, 2016

Boston Web Tech Job Market | December 2016


It has been one month since the presidential elections in the United States.  After three months of uncertainty in the job market leading up to the election, the job market has stabilized and green arrows (increase in job postings) have returned.

Market Recovery


The one-month "rally" has been led by the following technologies:

Boston Web Tech Job Market


The list of Top 25 Web Technologies in Boston has been updated for December and appears 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. Indeed helps more people get hired than any other jobsite.


Top 25 Web Technologies in Boston

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

December, 2016
  1. SQL | 4,968  0%
  2. Java | 3,783  1%
  3. agile *** | 3,608  0%
  4. JavaScript | 2,673  5%
  5. Python | 2,635  4%
  6. social media | 2,194  2%
  7. SaaS | 1,674  2%
  8. C# | 1,593  8%
  9. Oracle | 1,546  4%
  10. AWS | 1,438  6%
  11. Web Services | 1,388  2%
  12. HTML + CSS | 1,278  1%
  13. scrum *** | 1,218  1%
  14. UI | 1,213  0%
  15. SQL Server | 1,096  3%
  16. PHP | 1,075  1%
  17. Ruby | 1,031  9%
  18. API | 1,027  6%
  19. MySQL | 1,007  2%
  20. iOS | 1,002  1%
  21. Angular | 898  7%
  22. Git | 896  4%
  23. jQuery | 985  2%
  24. Hadoop | 878  9%
  25. Perl | 875  2%
*** 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.

Job Prospects


Employers in the Boston area have expressed optimism that the economy is on stable footing.  Job seekers should feel confident that plentiful job opportunities will continue into the New Year.

I will continue to provide an update to this report on a monthly (instead of quarterly) basis according to the following schedule:

~ January 9, 2017
~ February 9, 2017

The Top 25 Web Technologies in Boston are being counted down for the next month @webapprentices.

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