Friday, December 18, 2020

Boston Web Tech Job Market | December 2020

The Headlines

Big Companies are Firing and Slowing Down Hiring Going into the 2020 Holidays

U.S. Economy Gains Just 245,000 Jobs in Final Report of 2020 as Recovery Stalls with Covid Surging

The Job Market in Boston

The K-Shaped Recovery in job postings for technical skills in the Boston metro area continues. Job postings are now approaching pre-lockdown levels not seen since the beginning of 2020.

While employment opportunities for non-technical workers slowly reappear, as many as 40% of jobs lost may never return according the International Labor Organization. On the contrary, after reaching a pandemic low in June, technology job postings have now risen for the sixth consecutive month.

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

December, 2020

  1. agile  *** | 3,621 (job postings) up 2% (from November)
  2. Python | 3.185 up 4%
  3. SQL | 2,238 up 1%
  4. Java | 2,095 up 4%
  5. AWS | 1,946 up 5%
  6. SaaS | 1,736 up 12%
  7. JavaScript | 1,633 up 7%
  8. scrum  *** | 1,121 up 5%
  9. Azure | 1,104 up 6%
  10. C# | 929 up 5%

*** 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.

To learn more about these and other in-demand technologies, visit Web Apprentices, a technology skills development platform offered as a service to Boston PHP Meetup members.

View recent Boston Web Tech Job Market blog postings.