Friday, August 20, 2021

Boston Web Tech Job Market | August 2021

The Headlines

U.S. Hiring Surges in July, Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.4%

Consumer Sentiment Measures One of the Largest Drops on Record

The Job Market in Boston

Despite uncertainty over the relentless Delta variant, the U.S. economy continues to create jobs. As of mid-August, job postings on were 36.6% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline.

The list of Top 20 Web Technologies in Boston has been updated for August. 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 60 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-June, 2021] ranked by number of job postings on Indeed.

August 2021

  1. Python | 5,411 (job postings) UP 9% (from June)
  2. agile *** | 5,169 UP 9%
  3. SQL | 4,164 UP 11%
  4. Java | 3,706 UP 13%
  5. AWS | 3,604 UP 11%
  6. SaaS | 2,775 UP 4%
  7. JavaScript | 2,617 UP 11%
  8. C# | 2,359 UP 63%
  9. Azure | 2,059 UP 5%
  10. scrum *** | 1,709 UP 2%
*** 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. Knowledge of and experience with these methodologies are common practice.

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.

September's learning opportunity focuses on Web Development foundational training (including #1 Python and #7 JavaScript) and is called Post Pandemic Challenge. 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.

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