Sunday, July 19, 2020

Boston Web Tech Job Market | July 2020

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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 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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