Saturday, September 30, 2017

Boston Web Tech Job Market | Q3 2017


Jobs According to the quarterly Manpower Group Employment Outlook Survey, during the final quarter of 2017, more than three times as many U.S. employers expect to increase payrolls than decrease employment levels.

That said, the report lists Boston as one of the underperforming metro areas in the United States.

Beantown Web confirms that 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 lower throughout 2017.

Boston Web Tech Job Market


The list of Top 25 Web Technologies in Boston has been updated for September and appears 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.  This list reflects the change in the last three months.


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 Election Day, November 2016 ] listed by number of job postings at Indeed.com:

September, 2017
  1. SQL | 3,780  24%
  2. agile *** | 3,164  13%
  3. Java | 2,676  29%
  4. Python | 2,428  4%
  5. social media | 1,895  12%
  6. JavaScript | 1,775  30%
  7. SaaS | 1,309  21%
  8. Oracle | 1,278  21%
  9. AWS | 1,257  8%
  10. scrum *** | 1,072  13%
  11. Web Services | 1,036  27%
  12. C# | 957  35%
  13. Git | 857  8%
  14. UI | 831  31%
  15. HTML + CSS | 785  39%
  16. SQL Server | 746  34%
  17. API | 720  26%
  18. UX | 684  15%
  19. Ruby | 674  29%
  20. Perl | 629  27%
  21. PHP | 623  43%
  22. MySQL | 616  38%
  23. Hadoop | 601  26%
  24. XML | 590  28%
  25. Photoshop | 587  20%
*** 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.  The "hottest" skills in Boston, as reflected by the lowest percentage declines, are as follows:

Python | 2,428  4%
AWS | 1,257  8%
Git | 857  8%

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 Beantown Web's Facebook page.

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