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Austin Job Postings Report December 2018

Posted By Kwee Lan Teo | Jan 18, 2019
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AUSTIN JOB POSTINGS REPORT DECEMBER 2018

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AUSTIN - ROUND ROCK - SAN MARCOS MSA
(NOVEMBER 14, 2018 to DECEMBER 13, 2018)
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INSIGHTS

  • 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. 

  • Austin added 35,200 net new jobs in the 12 months ending in November, making Austin the 7th fastest growing major metro.

  • There were approximately 42,000 Available Job Postings during the December 2018 monthly reporting period, 5,500 less postings when compared to December 2017.   

  • 7,800 or 19 percent of the Available Job Postings during the December reporting period fell under Computer and Mathematical Occupations which also had the largest year-to-year increases in postings

  • Approximately 28 percent or about 11,600 of Available Job Postings are New (First-time) Job Postings with Computer and Mathematical OccupationsManagement Occupations, Office and Administrative Support Occupations, Sales and Related Occupations and Business and Financial Operations Occupations leading in this category.

  • According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the Austin MSA reported an unemployment rate of 2.7% or 32,400 unemployed in November 2018, with the same number of people unemployed when compared to the previous month. The unemployment rate was 2.8% or 33,700 unemployed in November 2017. The current labor force for the Austin MSA is 1,204,600, an increase of 38,400 into our regions' labor force, when compared to the same time last year.

  • 14,600 or 35% of all Available Job Postings pay an annual median wage of between $30,000 to $65,000 in the Austin MSA for December 2018. Of the 14,600 posted jobs in this category, 2,900 or 20 percent would require more than a high school diploma but less than a bachelor's degree while 9,000 or 62 percent would require a high school diploma or less. The top 10 posted occupations or approximately 5,700 postings, in this annual median wage range of $30,000 to $65,000 category, all require an entry level education of less than an associate's degree.

  • More jobs ahead. Companies have recently announced new location or expansion plans in the Austin MSA, representing almost 5,400 jobs. The expansion list includes SourceDay, Sassy Lassi, Hypergiant, ClearData, Aceable and Apple. Employers such as Zlien (New Orleans, LA), St. Patricks's of Texas (San Antonio, TX), MadCap Software (La Jolla, CA), Lottery.com (San Francisco, CA), Deontics (London, United Kingkom), Chatsworth Products (Agoura Hills, CA) and Affigen (St. Louis, MO) are the companies that have announced new location plans in Austin.

TRAVIS COUNTY: The Austin MSA is made up of Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson counties. Travis County is the fifth most populous county in Texas and its county seat is Austin.

  • The region's Master Community Workforce Plan's top-line target is to ensure that in the five years between 2017-2021, an additional 1,800-plus Austin residents currently in poverty receive training, credentialing, and are placed in jobs paying at least $40,000 in technology, healthcare and skilled trades.

  • 60 percent of the approximate 17,200 unemployment insurance (UI) claimants in FY 2018 that are actively seeking a job in Travis County have less than an associate's degree, according to Workforce Solutions Capital Area.

  • According to the Travis County Poverty Brief, the American Community Survey 2012-2016 data shows that 32 percent or 355,874 of Travis County residents have an income under 200% of the poverty threshold. 

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 and table below list the available unique ads in major occupation groups from November 14, 2018, to December 13, 2018, a mid-monthly timeframe closely associated with federal jobs numbers.Source: The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine ® (HWOL)


MONTHLY AD TRENDS

The line chart below shows the monthly total volume of online ads posted in the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos MSA from December 2014 through December 2018.Source: The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine ® (HWOL), Texas Workforce Commission

Note: The data for December 2018 would be the sum of all posted ads from November 14, 2018 to December 13, 2018. 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 20 JOB POSTINGS

The chart below lists the top 20 unique Available Job Postings in the Austin–Round Rock–San Marcos MSA from November 14, 2018, to December 13, 2018.Source: The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine ® (HWOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2017

Software Developers-Applications, Marketing Managers, Computer Systems Engineers/Architects and Information Security Analysts saw a 100 or more increase in year-to-year postings.


TOP 20 TECH JOB POSTINGS

The chart below lists the top 20 unique Available Job Postings for Computer and Mathematical Occupations in the Austin–Round Rock–San Marcos MSA from November 14, 2018 to December 13, 2018.Source: The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine ® (HWOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2017

Occupations that had a 100 or more increase in year-to-year postings were Software Developers-Applications, Computer Systems Engineers/Architects and Information Security AnalystsCompanies that have posted 40 or more jobs under this occupational category in our region are DELLApple, Inc., Amazon, Charles Schwab Corporation, ACCENTURE, NTT DataInc., Nvidia Corporation, Indotronix International Corp., Q2 Software, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Forcepoint LLC, Avani Technology Solutions Inc. and TTEC.

It remains easier to hire for Computer and Mathematical Occupations in Austin than nationwide and in other peer cities.

Region Nationwide Austin MSA Atlanta MSA Denver MSA Salt Lake City MSA San Jose MSA
Comparing Hiring Difficulty for Computer & Mathematical Occupations (A higher number reflects greater hiring difficulty) 77 75 81 83 79 75

SOURCE: Wanted Technologies and the Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Hiring Scale views the difficulty-to-fill indicator on market conditions. It calculates a score for each position that the employer is trying to fill. Several factors affect the hiring scale score that includes the supply of available candidates, the overall demand for employers for people in the position, the location, the occupation, local unemployment rates, job site source, offered pay level, etc. The Hiring Scale scores jobs from 1 to 99 based on their projected difficulty-to-recruit.


TOP 20 HEALTHCARE JOB POSTINGS

The chart below lists the top 20 unique Available Job Postings for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations in the Austin–Round Rock–San Marcos MSA from November 14, 2018 to December 13, 2018.

Source: The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine ® (HWOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2017

Healthcare occupations such as Veterinarians and Pharmacists saw a year-to-year increase of 20 or more Available Job Postings.

Unitedhealth Group and Aveanna Healthcare were the companies that saw a year-to-year increase of 30 or more Available Job Postings.

Austin is competitive in hiring for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations.

Region Nationwide Austin MSA Atlanta MSA Denver MSA Salt Lake City MSA San Jose MSA
Comparing Hiring Difficulty for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations (A higher number reflects greater hiring difficulty) 39 47 46 50 41 43

SOURCE: Wanted Technologies and the Bureau of Labor Statistics


TYPICAL EDUCATION NEEDED FOR ENTRY INTO JOBS THAT PAY AN ANNUAL MEDIAN WAGE BETWEEN $30,000 TO $65,000

Typical Education Needed for Job Entry Most Posted Occupation  2nd Most Posted Occupation 3rd Most Posted Occupation 4th Most Posted Occupation 5th Most Posted Occupation
No Formal Education Credential Construction Laborers Parts Salespersons Telemarketers Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators Painters, Construction and Maintenance
High School Diploma or Equivalent First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers Customer Service Representatives Sales Representatives, Services, All Other First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
Postsecondary Nondegree Award Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Medical Assistants Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics Surgical Technologists
Some College, No Degree Computer User Support Specialists Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers None None
Associate's Degree Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education Radiologic Technologists Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping Paralegals and Legal Assistants Respiratory Therapists
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations Specialists Human Resources Specialists Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents Training and Development Specialists Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Master's Degree Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other Healthcare Social Workers Urban and Regional Planners Librarians
Doctoral or Professional Degree Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary Audiologists Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary Education Teachers, Postsecondary

SOURCE: Wanted Technologies and the Bureau of Labor Statistics

This chart shows the Top 5 Most Posted Occupations associated the respective Typical Education Needed for Entry.


TOP HARD SKILLS IN DEMAND

The table below lists the top hard skills in demand for the Available Job Postings in the Austin–Round Rock–San Marcos MSA from November 14, 2018 to December 13, 2018.

Top 20 Hard Skills in Demand by Employers Required Skill by Volume Top Related Skills (If 30% or more of the skill also reflects other required/optional skills)
Microsoft Office 6,202  
Microsoft PowerPoint 3,368 Microsoft Office
Software Development 3,112 Java
Java 3,083 Python, Software Development, JavaScript (JS), Structured Query Language (SQL), Linux
Quality Assurance (QA)  3,031  
Python 2,825 Java, Linux, Software Development
Structured Query Language (SQL) 2,424 Java, Python
Linux 2,241 Python, Java, Software Development, UNIX
Bilingual 2,229  
JavaScript (JS) 1,975 Java, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Software Development, Python, Structured Query Language (SQL)
Recruitment Advertising 1,910 Freight+
Software as a Service (SaaS) 1,837  
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) 1,813 Salesforce CRM SFDC
Bilingual Spanish 1,691 Bilingual
Salesforce CRM SFDC 1,662 Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Freight+ 1,629  
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) 1,617 JavaScript (JS), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Java
Amazon Web Services (AWS) 1,591 Python, Microsoft Windows Azure, Java, Software Development, Linux, DevOps, Docker
Quality Control 1,496  
Technical Support 1,472  

Source: Wanted Technologies

Skills in Demand provides a real-time view of skills in demand by employers. For example, of the Available Job Postings from November 14, 2018 to December 13, 2018, 3,368 job postings required “Microsoft PowerPointas a skill and 30% or more of those 3,368 job postings also had other required/optional skill(s) such as “Microsoft Office".

Hard skills that have seen an increase of 500 or more year-to-year job postings are Microsoft PowerPointMicrosoft Office, Recruitment AdvertisingSoftware Development, Freight+PythonJavaStructured Query Language (SQL)Software as a Service (SaaS), JavaScript (JS)Bilingual SpanishAmazon Web Services (AWS), DevOps, Machine Learning Techniques and Microsoft Windows Azure.


TOP CERTIFICATIONS IN DEMAND

The table below lists the top certifications in demand for the Available Job Postings in the Austin–Round Rock–San Marcos MSA from November 14, 2018 to December 13, 2018.

Top 20 Certifications in Demand by Employers Required Certification by Volume Top Related Certifications (if 30% or more of the skill also reflects Other required/optional skills)
Driver's License 6,768  
Basic Life Support (BLS) 2,647 Certified Registered Nurse (RNC)
Certified Registered Nurse (RNC) 2,555 Basic Life Support (BLS)
Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 1,349 Certified Registered Nurse (RNC)
Occupational Safety & Health Administration Certification (OSHA)  1,279  
Continuing Education (CE)  1,112  
Commercial Driver's License (CDL) 1,071 Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL A)
Food Safety Programs (HACCP) 997  
Security Clearance 932 Public Trust Security Clearance
Accounting 843 Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL A) 828 Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
First Aid Certification 815

 

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 668 Certified Registered Nurse (RNC), Basic Life Support (BLS)
HAZMAT  641 Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL A), Commercial Driver's License (CDL) 
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 592 Accounting
Project Management Professional (PMP) 570  
Special Education (SPED) 464  
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 464  
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) 425 Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Patient Care Technician (PCT), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Basic Life Support (BLS)
Patient Care Technician (PCT) 412 Basic Life Support (BLS), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Source: Wanted Technologies

Certifications in Demand provides a real-time view of certifications in demand by employers. For example, of the Available Job Postings from November 14, 2018 to December 13, 2018, 2,555 job postings required Certified Registered Nurse (RNC)as a certification and 30% or more of those 2,555 job postings also had other required/optional certification(s) such as Basic Life Support (BLS)”.

Certifications that saw an increase of 100 or more year-to-year job postings are Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL A)Commercial Driver's License (CDL)Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Project Management Professional (PMP), Accounting and Business Process Management Programming Language (BPM). 


TOP EMPLOYERS

The table below lists the direct employers in the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos MSA that posted available unique ads from November 14, 2018 to December 13, 2018.

Employer Ad Volume
DELL 1,177
HCA-The Healthcare Company 929
The University of Texas System 901
Baylor Scott & White Health 404
Apple, Inc. 375
Seton Health 358
Austin Independent School District 294
Compass Group 288
H-E-B 285
Advanced Micro Devices 263
City of Austin, Texas 260
American Campus Communities, Inc. 253
Home Depot 232
ACCENTURE 212
IBM 211
Visa 198
Whole Foods 192
Charles Schwab Corporation 182
Domino's 170
Pizza Hut 163

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

DELL, Compass Group, Taco Cabana, Home Depot, AppCast, ACCENTURE and Forcepoint are the companies that have seen a year-to-year increase of more than 100 in job postings.


Source: The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine ® (HWOL) Program (with data collection by Wanted Technologies) Top

 

Kwee Lan Teo

VP, Talent Development & Acquisition