Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Boston Web Tech Job Market | Q1 2017


It has been three months since the presidential elections in the United States on November 9.  Despite stock market euphoria, the job market has taken a pause.  Could this be the calm before the next leg up in tech job hiring?  Silicon Valley seems to think so.

Boston Web Tech Job Market


JobsThe list of Top 25 Web Technologies in Boston has been updated for February and appears below and in the right-hand column.  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:

February, 2017
  1. SQL | 4,547  9%
  2. agile *** | 3,410  6%
  3. Java | 3,267  13%
  4. Python | 2,510  0%
  5. JavaScript | 2,412  5%
  6. social media | 2,141  0%
  7. SaaS | 1,610  2%
  8. Oracle | 1,450  10%
  9. C# | 1,384  6%
  10. AWS | 1,305  4%
  11. Web Services | 1,269  11%
  12. scrum *** | 1,223  1%
  13. HTML + CSS | 1,111  14%
  14. UI | 1,031  15%
  15. SQL Server | 998  12%
  16. Ruby | 929  2%
  17. API | 926  5%
  18. PHP | 911  16%
  19. Perl | 846  2%
  20. Git | 828  11%
  21. MySQL | 799  19%
  22. jQuery | 783  19%
  23. Hadoop | 780  4%
  24. XML | 767  6%
  25. UX | 761  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.

Job Prospects


Despite the plethora of red down arrows, job seekers should feel confident that plentiful job opportunities will continue through the early half of 2017.

The Top 50 Web Technologies in Boston are being counted down for the next two months @webapprentices.

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