Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Boston Web Tech Job Market | May 2021

The Headlines

LinkedIn Workforce Report May 2021 Boston

April's Expected Hiring Boom Goes Bust

The Job Market in Boston

What a difference a year makes. The following chart from LinkedIn graphically represents the current state of job postings vs. a year ago.

hiring turnaround

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

The Top 20 Web Technologies in Boston

Here are The Top 10 of the 20 most in-demand web technologies [up or down from mid-April, 2021] ranked by number of job postings on Indeed.

May 2021

  1. Python | 4,594 (job postings) up 10% (from April)
  2. agile | 4,430 up 15%
  3. SQL | 3,498 up 12%
  4. Java | 3,118 up 14%
  5. AWS | 2,975 up 14%
  6. SaaS | 2.564 up 13%
  7. JavaScript | 2,285 up 10%
  8. Azure | 1,806 up 18%
  9. scrum | 1,547 up 15%
  10. C# | 1,380 up 14%

*** 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. May's learning opportunity focuses on agile (#2 in this month's demand analysis) and is called Agile Appetizer, Season 5. Join us.

agile appetizer

The Top 20 Web Technologies in Boston are being counted down over the next 10 days on Beantown Web's Twitter page @webapprentices.

View recent Boston Web Tech Job Market blog postings.