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 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

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. January's learning opportunity focuses on Amazon Web Services (#5 in this month's demand analysis) and is called AWS Snack, Season 4. Join us.

AWS Snack

View recent Boston Web Tech Job Market blog postings.