Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Boston Web Tech Job Market | November 2020

The Headlines

Job Growth Stronger Than Expected in October, Unemployment Rate Slides to 6.9%

Employer Confidence Remains Flat in October

The Job Market in Boston

The unemployment rate continues to drop across the United States. However, more than 20 million Americans continue to receive state and federal financial assistance.

While the unemployment rate declines nationally, tech job postings in the Boston metro area continue to rebound. After reaching a pandemic low in June, job postings have now risen for five consecutive months.

The list of Top 20 Web Technologies in Boston has been updated for November. 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 October, 2020] ranked by number of job postings on Indeed.

November, 2020

  1. agile  *** | 3,557 (job postings) up 8% (from October)
  2. Python | 3.058 up 10%
  3. SQL | 2,222 up 11%
  4. Java | 2,008 up 6%
  5. AWS | 1,847 up 10%
  6. SaaS | 1,545 up 9%
  7. JavaScript | 1,533 up 10%
  8. scrum  *** | 1,070 up 9%
  9. Azure | 1,045 up 12%
  10. C# | 883 up 12%

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

View recent Boston Web Tech Job Market blog postings.