Sunday, July 19, 2020

Boston Web Tech Job Market | July 2020


now hiring july

The Headlines

Overall, Massachusetts residents continue to lose jobs. However, tech job postings begin to bounce back after three months of declines.

continued unemployment


The list of Top 20 Web Technologies in Boston has been updated for July. 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 30 days.

Top 20 Web Technologies in Boston

Here are 10 of the 20 most in-demand web technologies [up or down from early June, 2020] ranked by number of job postings in Indeed.

July, 2020

  1. agile *** | 2,608 (job postings) up 34% (from June)
  2. Python | 2,320 up 0%
  3. SQL | 1,651 up 6%
  4. Java | 1,613 down 4%
  5. AWS | 1,475 up 16%
  6. JavaScript | 1,253 up 2%
  7. SaaS # | 1,052 up 86%
  8. scrum *** | 797 up 5%
  9. Web Services # | 739 up 306%
  10. Azure | 691 up 16%

*** 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. Likewise, "social media" is not a technology. However, front-end web developers often work with marketing professionals to promote the output of software developers and engineers using social media.

# Note: Both SaaS and Web Services experienced deep declines in June and sharp increases in July. This may simply be an anomaly in Indeed's reporting. None-the-less, I will continue to report such seemingly abnormal changes in the future.

The Top 20 Web Technologies in Boston are being counted down over the next 20 days on Beantown Web's Twitter page @webapprentices.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Boston Web Tech Job Market | June 2020




The Headlines

Which Jobs Are Coming Back First? Which May Never Return?

May Tech Jobs: Which Cities Beat the Averages?


The Job Market in Boston

May experienced an increase in economic activity. Cautious optimism fills the summer air despite high unemployment numbers.


How are technology workers holding up? Better than most other workers despite the fact that job postings fell for the third straight month.

The list of Top 30 Web Technologies in Boston has been updated for June. 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 30 days.


Top 30 Web Technologies in Boston

Here are 10 of the 30 most in-demand web technologies [up or down from early May, 2020] ranked by number of job postings in Indeed.

June, 2020
  1. Python | 2,314 (job postings) down 4% (from May)
  2. agile *** | 1,946 down 29%
  3. Java | 1,683 down 7%
  4. SQL | 1,564 down 10%
  5. AWS | 1,268 down 18%
  6. JavaScript | 1,228 down 13%
  7. scrum *** | 759 down 18%
  8. C# | 677 down 6%
  9. Azure | 595 down 16%
  10. SaaS | 565 down 49%
*** 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.

The Top 30 Web Technologies in Boston are being counted down over the next 30 days on Beantown Web's Twitter page @webapprentices.

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Friday, June 05, 2020

Best Business Books | 2019


wall of books


"What we really need is not more authors, 
or better publishers. What we most need is 
a vastly better system to identify the books we will love."



Beantown Web has developed such a system. For the 12th year running Beantown Web has conducted a quasi-scientific meta-search to identify the best business books published during the calendar year. These books are most likely to add value to your career.

This year's search began by identifying nine "Best of" lists. This resource list is available upon request. Presented here are the results.

A total of 157 books were mentioned on at least one "Best of" list. Of these recommendations, 127 were mentioned only once. The remaining 30 books found their way onto at least two of the nine "Best of" lists.


The Honorable Mention Shelf

Twenty of the 30 final candidates were mentioned on two "Best of" lists. These books have attained Honorable Mention status.


The Must-Read Shelf

Seven of the remaining 10 books were mentioned on three "Best of" lists and have attained Must-Read status.

Invisible WomenKochland

Talking to StrangersThe Age of Surveillance Capitalism

The Infinite GameThe Man Who Solved the Market

The Ride of a Lifetime


The Top Shelf

One book was mentioned on four "Best of" lists.

One book was mentioned on five "Best of" lists.

One book was mentioned on six "Best of" lists.

Here are the three Top Shelf Business Books published in 2019.

Nine Lies About WorkRange

Loonshots



Personal Recommendations

If 10 books are too many to chose from, then check out the following Short List.  The four highest rated books on Goodreads (of the 10 listed here) are as follows:
These four books are now on my Short List.

Suggested Success Strategy

Regardless of your professional discipline, business is the engine that drives economic well-being. The economy is currently on life support. However, the winds of cautious optimism have begun as a cool summer breeze. You can help enhance your personal economic prospects -- and prepare for a new normal -- by learning more about the business of business.

Goal: Select one business book from the 10 pictured above, read it, practice its principles and shift your career into a higher gear in 2020. Of course, you can select all 10 books, read two per month, and enhance your business knowledge now that you have some extra time as a result of working from home!

The 20 books on The Honorable Mention Shelf (those mentioned on two "Best of" lists) are being counted down over the next 20 days on Gene Babon's Twitter page @genebabon and Beantown Web's Facebook page @beantownweb.


Saturday, May 23, 2020

Commencement | 2020

"Congratulations to all those in pursuit of a useful skill."

This is our commencement address ...

Monday, May 11, 2020

Boston Web Tech Job Market | May 2020


WE Are Hiring

The Job Market in Boston

April experienced the largest one-month increase in joblessness in the history of our nation.

U.S. Unemployment rate

How did technology workers fair? Not so well, but better than other workers.

The list of Top 30 Web Technologies in Boston has been updated for May. 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 30 days.


Top 30 Web Technologies in Boston

Here are 10 of the 30 most in-demand web technologies [up or down from early April, 2020] ranked by number of job postings in Indeed.

May, 2020
  1. agile *** | 2,732 (job postings) down 19% (from April)
  2. Python | 2,423 down 15%
  3. Java | 1,808 down 18%
  4. SQL | 1,747 down 22%
  5. AWS | 1,544 down 18%
  6. social media *** | 1,483 down 5%
  7. JavaScript | 1,411 down 18%
  8. SaaS | 1,100 down 22%
  9. scrum *** | 924 down 18%
  10. Web Services | 824 down 15% 
*** 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. Likewise, "social media" is not a technology. However, front-end web developers often work with marketing professionals to promote the output of software developers and engineers using social media.

The Top 30 Web Technologies in Boston are being counted down over the next 30 days on Beantown Web's Twitter page @webapprentices and Facebook page @beantownweb.

View recent Boston Web Tech Job Market blog postings .


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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Boston Web Tech Job Market | April, 2020


Sorry We're Closed


The Headlines


A 3,000% Jump in Jobless Claims Has Devastated the US Job Market

Massive Job Cuts and Falling Tax Receipts Make for Grim Headlines


The Job Market in Boston


Ninety days ago unemployment hovered at low numbers not seen since the Beatles topped the charts with Come Together. Today, society and the economy are struggling, to say the least.

The list of Top 30 Web Technologies in Boston has been updated for April. 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.

Top 30 Web Technologies in Boston


Here are 10 of the 30 most in-demand web technologies [up or down from early January, 2020] ranked by number of job postings in Indeed.  These numbers are currently dropping hourly.

April, 2020

  1. agile *** | 3,384 (job postings) down 29% (from January)
  2. Python | 2,844 down 22%
  3. SQL | 2,226 down 34%
  4. Java | 2,204 down 23%
  5. AWS | 1,883 down 9%
  6. JavaScript | 1,711 down 29%
  7. social media *** | 1,530 down 55%
  8. SaaS | 1,406 down 27%
  9. scrum *** | 1,124 down 19%
  10. Web Services | 969 down 3%
*** 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. Likewise, "social media" is not a technology. However, front-end web developers often work with marketing professionals to promote the output of software developers and engineers.

The Top 30 Web Technologies in Boston are being counted down over the next 30 days on Beantown Web's Twitter page @webapprentices and Facebook page @beantownweb.

View recent Boston Web Tech Job Market blog postings .