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.


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.