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.