Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Boston Web Tech Job Market | December 2021

The Headlines

Tech Unemployment Rate Hits 2.6 Percent, a Slight Increase

Millions of Workers Need to 'Unretire' to Ease Worker Shortage: Study

The Job Market in Boston

Despite concerns over the relentless Delta variant and uncertainty over the new Omicron variant, the U.S. economy continues to create jobs. According to LinkedIn, hiring in Boston was 8.4% higher in November 2021 compared to last month (October 2021), and was 18.8% higher in November 2021 compared to last year (November 2020).

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

December 2021

  1. Python | 8,668 (job postings) UP 34% (from October)
  2. agile *** | 8,475 UP 41%
  3. SQL | 6,932 UP 39%
  4. AWS | 6,520 UP 53%
  5. Java | 5,778 UP 40%
  6. JavaScript | 4,669 UP 48%
  7. Azure | 4,443 UP 80%
  8. SaaS | 3,498 UP 12%
  9. C# | 3,121 UP 18%
  10. Docker | 2,559 UP 61%
*** Note: While "agile" is not a technology, it is a methodology used in technology development. Agile appears in many web development job descriptions. Knowledge of and experience with this methodology is common practice.

Trend Lines for 2021

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 and four other PHP Meetup groups across the United States. In January we will announce new opportunities to learn these and other foundational web development skills in our virtual self-study groups. 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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