Friday, June 30, 2017

Boston Web Tech Job Market | Q2 2017


Hiring continues to slow down in the Boston area.  Job postings for tech workers peaked at the end of 2016 and have continued to trend downward in the first half of 2017.  

None-the-less, jobs remain plentiful and the demand for tech workers remains strong according to the most recent ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey which reveals that nearly three times as many Boston-area employers plan to hire vs. fire workers during the next three months.

Boston Web Tech Job Market


JobsThe list of Top 25 Web Technologies in Boston has been updated for June 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 February ] listed by number of job postings at Indeed.com:

June, 2017
  1. SQL | 4,247  7%
  2. agile *** | 3,323  3%
  3. Java | 2,839  13%
  4. Python | 2,378  5%
  5. social media | 2,025  5%
  6. JavaScript | 1,906  21%
  7. SaaS | 1,406  13%
  8. AWS | 1,303  0%
  9. Oracle | 1,296  11%
  10. scrum *** | 1,145  6%
  11. Web Services | 1,105  13%
  12. C# | 1,104  20%
  13. SQL Server | 912  9%
  14. UI | 899  13%
  15. HTML + CSS | 895  19%
  16. Git | 826  0%
  17. API | 764  17%
  18. Ruby | 740  20%
  19. UX | 714  6%
  20. Android | 783  8%
  21. XML | 655  15%
  22. Perl | 644  24%
  23. MySQL | 643  20%
  24. PHP | 642  30%
  25. Photoshop | 629  6%
*** 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 second half of 2017.  To compare these results to those at Dice, access Examining the Hottest (and Coldest Tech Skills.

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

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