Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Boston Web Tech Job Market | October 2021

The Headlines

Americans Quit Their Jobs at a Record Pace in August

Job Openings Fell in August for the First Time This Year

The Job Market in Boston

The Delta variant continues to disrupt the U.S. economy. Still, job postings continue to expand. As of mid-October, job postings on were 46.1% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline.

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

October 2021

  1. Python | 6,477 (job postings) UP 20% (from August)
  2. agile *** | 5,992 UP 16%
  3. SQL | 4,999 UP 20%
  4. AWS | 4,267 UP 18%
  5. Java | 4,126 UP 11%
  6. JavaScript | 3,156 UP 21%
  7. SaaS | 3,119 UP 12%
  8. C# | 2,656 UP 13%
  9. Azure | 2,463 UP 20%
  10. scrum *** | 2,041 UP 19%
*** 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.

November's learning opportunity focuses on Web Development foundational training (including #1 Python and #6 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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