Saturday, May 23, 2020

Commencement | 2020

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

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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.

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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.