Austin Job Postings Report June 2020

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Austin - Round Rock - San Marcos MSA
(May 14, 2020 - June 13, 2020)
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Posted on 07/15/2020 by Kwee Lan Teo

Insights

  • NOTE: During 2019, The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) program changed its data source (such as adding Glassdoor and Indeed). While the HWOL series has maintained consistency in its methodology, the differences between the two data sources will impact the July 2019 report henceforth.

  • Job Postings measured in this report refers to the employers who are actively advertising online, it is not a representation of Job Openings, which measures all positions that are open (not filled) on the last business day of the month.

  • There were approximately 55,200 Available Job Postings during the Jun 2020 monthly reporting period, an increase of approximately 5,000 postings compared to the previous month. New Job Postings also increased by 4,300 to 24,700 when compared to May 2020.

  • 21 percent or about 11,800 of the Available Job Postings during the June reporting period fell under Computer and Mathematical Occupations. There were 4,700 New Job Postings for Computer and Mathematical Occupations in June. There has also been an increase in security-related data/network occupations and job seekers can look into local cyber-security apprenticeships that are registered with the U.S. Department of Labor and supported by the Texas Workforce Commission.

  • According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the Austin MSA reported an unemployment rate of 7.5% or 90,900 unemployed in June 2020, an increase of 84,800 people employed when compared to the previous month of May 2020. The unemployment rate was 11.4% or 133,200 unemployed in May 2020. The current civilian labor force for the Austin MSA in June 2020 is 1,214,600, a slight increase of 42,550 when compared to May 2020. When compared to June 2019, there are 56,200 more people unemployed this June.

  • The top 15 New Job Postings in June 2020 were for Software Developers-Applications, Sales Representatives-Wholesale and Manufacturing, Retail Salespersons, Customer Service Representatives, Managers-All Others, Registered Nurses, First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers, Computer Systems Engineers/Architects, Marketing Managers, Maintenance and Repair Workers-General, Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers-Including Fast Food, Laborers and Freight-Stock and Material Movers-Hand and Management Analysts.

  • More jobs ahead. Companies have recently announced new relocation or expansion plans in the Austin MSA, representing about 1,264 jobs. Amazon Fulfillment Center (Seattle, WA), Canva (Sydney, Australia), FileTrail (San Jose, CA), Special Products & Mfg. (Rockwell, TX) and Vilua Healthcare (Berlin, Germany) are the companies that have announced new location plans in Austin. The expansion list includes Amplify Snack Brands, Aspire Food Group, Bractlet, CognitOps, Hubbell Control Solutions, Icon, Natera, Q2 Software and TeleVet.

The following job market report is designed to provide insight into current employer demands, skills and occupations in the Austin MSA.

Top Job Postings

The chart below lists the available unique ads in major occupation groups from May 14, 2020, to June 13, 2020, a mid-monthly time-frame closely associated with federal jobs numbers.

Source: The Conference Board® Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL)

Monthly Ad Trends

The chart below shows the monthly total volume of available online ads posted in the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos MSA from June 2015 through June 2020.

Source: The Conference Board® Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL)

The chart below shows the monthly total volume of new online ads posted in the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos MSA from June 2015 through June 2020.

Source: The Conference Board® Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL)

Note: Any discrepancies to the total Available Job Postings stated above for the reference period is due to the fact that some ads are not classified to an occupational code. The data for June 2020 would be the sum of all posted ads from May 14, 2020 to June 13, 2020. This reference period is aligned to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) unemployment job search time period to provide a more accurate comparison of labor supply and labor demand.

Top 25 Job Postings and Annual Median Wage

The chart below lists the top 25 unique Available Job Postings in the Austin–Round Rock–San Marcos MSA from May 14, 2020 to June 13, 2020.

Source: The Conference Board® Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2019

*The annual median wage under Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations in the Austin MSA is $23,690.

Top 10 Tech Job Postings and Annual Median Wages

The chart below lists the top 10 unique Available Job Postings for Computer and Mathematical Occupations in the Austin–Round Rock–San Marcos MSA from May 14, 2020 to June 13, 2020.

Source: The Conference Board® Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL)
and Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2019

Top 10 Healthcare Job Postings and Annual Median Wages

The chart below lists the top 10 unique Available Job Postings for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations in the Austin–Round Rock–San Marcos MSA from May 14, 2020 to June 13, 2020.

Source: The Conference Board® Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2019

Top 25 Skills in Greatest Demand

The chart below lists the top 25 skills in greatest demand for the Available Job Postings in the Austin–Round Rock–San Marcos MSA from May 14, 2020 to June 13, 2020.

Source: The Conference Board® Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL)

Skills in Greatest Demand provides a real-time view of skills in demand by employers.

Top 25 Certifications in Greatest Demand

The chart below lists the top 25 certifications in greatest demand for the Available Job Postings in the Austin–Round Rock–San Marcos MSA from May 14, 2020 to June 13, 2020.

Source: The Conference Board® Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL)

Certifications in Greatest Demand provides a real-time view of certifications in demand by employers.

Top 25 Employers

The chart below lists the top 25 employers in the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos MSA that posted Available Unique Ads from May 14, 2020 to June 13, 2020.

Source: The Conference Board® Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL)


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