Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Boston Web Tech Job Market | March 2021



The Headlines

U.S. economy gains 379,000 jobs in February, in first full monthly employment report under Biden

Job postings tell two different stories of recovery so far

The Job Market in Boston

The job market continues to recover. However, we are still nearly 10 million jobs below pre-pandemic levels.



The list of Top 20 Web Technologies in Boston has been updated for March. 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 mid-June, 2020, the pandemic low for job postings] ranked by number of job postings on Indeed.

March, 2021

  1. Python | 3,979 (job postings) up 72% (from June, 2020)
  2. agile *** | 3,759 up 93% 
  3. SQL | 2,965 up 90%
  4. Java | 2,661 up 58%
  5. AWS | 2,411 up 90%
  6. SaaS | 2,200 up 289%
  7. JavaScript | 1,972 up 61%
  8. Azure | 1,464 up 146%
  9. scrum  *** | 1,359 up 79%
  10. API | 1,149 up 136%

*** 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.

Web Apprentices

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. March's learning opportunity focuses on JavaScript (#7 in this month's demand analysis) and is called JavaScript Broth, Season 1. Join us.

JavaScript

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.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Boston Web Tech Job Market | February 2021



The Headlines

Massachusetts Jobless Rate Rose In December To 7.4%

Shelter in job? For 74% of the U.S., that cautious path feels right in 2021

The Job Market in Boston

The job market for tech skills continues to recover from its June 2020 lows. However, job growth is stalling, most notably in non-tech sectors of the U.S. economy.


The list of Top 20 Web Technologies in Boston has been updated for February. 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.

This month's report focuses on The Second Ten, those technical skills which are in demand and directly below the Top 10.

Top 20 Web Technologies in Boston

Here are The Second Ten of the 20 most in-demand web technologies [up or down from mid-December, 2020] ranked by number of job postings on Indeed.

February, 2021

  1. API  | 1,087 (job postings) up 21% (from December)
  2. Web Services  | 1,001 up 20%
  3. Git  | 929 up 21%
  4. Kubernetes  | 927 up 28%
  5. Docker  | 863 up 14%
  6. JIRA  | 863 up 18%
  7. UI  | 798 up 21%
  8. React  | 724 up 17%
  9. Jenkins  | 625 up 12%
  10. IoT  | 594 up 28%

Finally, according to Indeed.com, job postings have recovered fully and have now returned to pre-pandemic levels.

Indeed job postings


Web Apprentices

The Top 10 Web Technologies in Boston are being counted down over the next 10 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. February's learning opportunity focuses on Git (#13 in this month's demand analysis) and is called Git Lunch, Season 5. Join us.


View recent Boston Web Tech Job Market blog postings.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Boston Web Tech Job Market | January 2021

 

The Headlines


Jobless Claims Surge to Highest Weekly Total Since August

Tech Hiring Stands Out in December Jobs Report

The Job Market in Boston

The K-shaped Recovery in job postings for technical skills in the Boston metro area continues into 2021. Meanwhile, job opportunities lag behind in certain sectors that require workers who interface with customers and may require fewer technical skills. Basically, those who can work from home, do. Those who can't, may continue to struggle.


The list of  Top 20 Web Technologies in Boston  has been updated for January. 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.

This month's report focuses on The Second Ten, those technical skills which are in demand and directly below the Top 10.

Top 20 Web Technologies in Boston

Here are The Second Ten of the 20 most in-demand web technologies [up or down from mid-December, 2020] ranked by number of job postings on Indeed.

January, 2021

  1. Git | 810 (job postings)  up 5%  (from December)
  2. Docker | 777 up 3%
  3. JIRA | 776 up 6%
  4. scrum | 773 down 31%
  5. Kubernetes | 738 up 2%
  6. React | 669 up 8%
  7. OOP | 651 up 902%
  8. SaaS | 605 down 65%
  9. Jenkins | 571 up 3%
  10. SharePoint | 543 up 13%
*** Note: The "scrum", "OOP" and "SaaS" trends appear to be anomalies and are inconsistent with previously reported data. Future monthly reports might well confirm these irregular trends.

Open Jobs in Boston

The Top 10 Web Technologies in Boston are being counted down over the next 10 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. January's learning opportunity focuses on Amazon Web Services (#5 in this month's demand analysis) and is called AWS Snack, Season 4.

View recent Boston Web Tech Job Market blog postings.