Monday, August 14, 2023

Boston Web Tech Job Market | August 2023

The Headlines

LinkedIn Workforce Report | Boston | August 2023 ~ August 7, 2023

Tech Employment Increases in Still Tight Labor Market, CompTIA  Analysis Finds ~ August 4, 2023

The Job Market in Boston

According to the July 2023 Jobs Report, employers are adding new jobs at a much slower rate than they were a year ago. However, the current pace of job gains is still strong. Employers are still creating jobs and employees are still working.

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 over the last three months. Employers in the Boston metro area appear cautious about hiring as interest rates appear to be peaking along with a possible recession on the horizon.

The Top 20 Web Technologies in Boston

Here are The Top 10 of the 20 most in-demand web technologies [ UP or DOWN from May, 2023 ] ranked by number of job postings on Indeed. "Artificial intelligence" enters the Top 10 for the first time.

August, 2023

  1. Python | 2,650 (job postings) DOWN 18% (from May, 2023)
  2. agile *** | 2,067 DOWN 18%
  3. SQL | 1,869 DOWN 20%
  4. AWS | 1,454 DOWN 6%
  5. Java | 1,093 DOWN 23%
  6. Azure | 981 DOWN 25%
  7. JavaScript | 957 DOWN 25%
  8. C# | 855 DOWN 26%
  9. API | 724 DOWN 19%
  10. artificial intelligence | 705 DOWN 7%
*** Note: While "agile" is not a technology, it is a methodology used in technology development. This keyword appears in many web development job descriptions. Knowledge of and experience with "agile" is desired in many technology-oriented workplaces.

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 10,000+ developers and aspiring developers who are members of MergePHP.

The Top 20 Web Technologies in Boston are being counted down over the next 20 days on Beantown Web's X (Twitter) page @webapprentices. Access a complete list of the Top 100 Web Technogies at CodePen.

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