Sunday, February 11, 2018

Boston Web Tech Job Market | Q1 2018



"More job creation, higher voluntary employee turnover and intensified competition for talent will be the main themes surrounding employment in 2018." ~ CEO of CareerBuilder
In addition to CareerBuilder, reports from IndeedForbes, ManpowerGroup and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) echo these sentiments.


Boston Web Tech Job Market


The list of Top 25 Web Technologies in Boston has been updated for February 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 September, 2017 ] listed by number of job postings at Indeed.com:

February, 2018
  1. SQL | 3,778  0%
  2. agile *** | 3,401  7%
  3. Java | 2,670  0%
  4. Python | 2,654  9%
  5. social media | 2,051  8%
  6. JavaScript | 1,734  2%
  7. SaaS | 1,532  17%
  8. AWS | 1,387  10%
  9. Oracle | 1,248  2%
  10. scrum *** | 1,098  2%
  11. C# | 1,077  13%
  12. Web Services | 1,030  1%
  13. UI | 877  6%
  14. SQL Server | 783  5%
  15. HTML + CSS | 767  2%
  16. UX | 750  10%
  17. Git | 725  15%
  18. API | 714  1%
  19. Ruby | 700  4%
  20. Hadoop | 696  16%
  21. XML | 658  12%
  22. Perl | 582  7%
  23. Android | 580  7%
  24. SharePoint | 579  11%
  25. Photoshop | 565  4%
*** 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.

Career Training


Tech job seekers should feel confident that plentiful opportunities will continue through the first half of 2018.  If you are looking to upgrade your tech skills and would like the added benefit of obtaining a certificate you can add to your LinkedIn profile, consider joining Boston PHP Meetup for HTML5 Brunch, Season 7.  During Season 7 our focus will be to Become a Front-End Developer.

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

[ NOTE: You can also become Fan of Beantown Web on Facebook. ]

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