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Austin Job Postings Report January 2019

Posted By Kwee Lan Teo | Feb 28, 2019
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AUSTIN JOB POSTINGS REPORT JANUARY 2019

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AUSTIN - ROUND ROCK - SAN MARCOS MSA
(DECEMBER 14, 2018 to JANUARY 13, 2019)
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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 36,800 net new jobs in the 12 months ending in December, making Austin the 4th fastest growing major metro.

  • There were approximately 41,000 Available Job Postings during the January 2019 monthly reporting period, 1,500 less postings when compared to January 2018.   

  • 7,300 or 18 percent of the Available Job Postings during the January reporting period fell under Computer and Mathematical Occupations which also had the largest year-to-year increases in postings

  • Approximately 26 percent or about 10,700 of Available Job Postings are New (First-time) Job Postings with Computer and Mathematical Occupations, Office and Administrative Support Occupations, Sales and Related Occupations and Management Occupations,  leading in this category.

  • According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the Austin MSA reported an unemployment rate of 2.7% or 33,000 unemployed in December 2018, with the same number of people unemployed when compared to the previous month. The unemployment rate was 2.7% or 31,100 unemployed in December 2017. The current labor force for the Austin MSA is 1,207,900, an increase of 43,700 into our regions' labor force, when compared to the same time last year.

  • 14,700 or 36% of all Available Job Postings pay an annual median wage of between $30,000 to $65,000 in the Austin MSA for January 2019. Of the 14,700 posted jobs in this category, 2,900 or 19 percent would require more than a high school diploma but less than a bachelor's degree while 9,100 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 577 jobs. The expansion list includes AffiniPay, AlertMedia, Billd, Brycomm, Google, Innovative Aftermarket Systems, Outdoorsy, RigUp and WP Engine. Employers such as Chewse (San Francisco, CA), Juniper Software (San Francisco, CA), RapidDeploy (Cape Town, South Africa) and The Riveter (Seattle, WA) 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 December 14, 2018, to January 13, 2019, 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 January 2015 through January 2019.Source: The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine ® (HWOL)

Note: The data for January 2019 would be the sum of all posted ads from December 14, 2018 to January 13, 2019. 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 December 14, 2018, to January 13, 2019.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 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 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 December 14, 2018 to January 13, 2019.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 and Computer Systems Engineers/ArchitectsCompanies that have posted 40 or more jobs under this occupational category in our region are DELLApple, Inc., ACCENTURE, Amazon, NTT DataInc., Charles Schwab Corporation, Q2 Software, Adobe Systems Incorporated, NIndotronix International Corp., Avani Technology Solutions Inc. and Nvidia Corporation.

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 74 81 82 79 76

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 December 14, 2018 to January 13, 2019.Source: The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine ® (HWOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2017

Healthcare occupations such as Physicians and Surgeons, All Others and Hospitalists saw a year-to-year increase of 20 or more Available Job Postings.

Baylor Scott & White Health 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) 38 43 46 45 39 41

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 Telemarketers Parts Salespersons Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
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 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
Postsecondary Nondegree Award Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics Medical Assistants Dental Assistants
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 Human Resources Specialists Public Relations Specialists Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Social and Community Service Managers Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
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 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists

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 December 14, 2018 to January 13, 2019.

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 6,347  
Microsoft PowerPoint 3,527 Microsoft Office
Software Development 3,512 Java, Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
Java 3,283 Software Development, Python, Linux
Quality Assurance (QA)  3,019  
Python 2,967 Java, Linux, Software Development
Structured Query Language (SQL) 2,426 Java, Python
Linux 2,424 Python, Java, Software Development, UNIX
Bilingual 2,177  
JavaScript (JS) 2,046 Java, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Software Development, Python
Amazon Web Services (AWS) 1,866 Python, Java, Software Development, Linux, Microsoft Windows Azure
Software as a Service (SaaS) 1,865  
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) 1,830 Salesforce CRM SFDC
Bilingual Spanish 1,707 Bilingual
Salesforce CRM SFDC 1,699 Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) 1,687 Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript (JS), Java
Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) 1,606 Software Development, Java
C/C++ 1,544 Java, Software Development, Python, Linux, C#

Agile Software Development

1,505 Software Development, Java
Quality Control 1,501  

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 December 14, 2018 to January 13, 2019, 3,527 job postings required “Microsoft PowerPointas a skill and 30% or more of those 3,527 job postings also had other required/optional skill(s) such as “Microsoft Office".

Hard skills that have seen an increase of 600 or more year-to-year job postings are Microsoft PowerPointMicrosoft Office, Software Development, PythonJavaAmazon Web Services (AWS), Structured Query Language (SQL)Software as a Service (SaaS)JavaScript (JS)Machine Learning Techniques, Linux, Freight+Bilingual Spanish and Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC).


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 December 14, 2018 to January 13, 2019.

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 7,007  
Basic Life Support (BLS) 2,794 Certified Registered Nurse (RNC)
Certified Registered Nurse (RNC) 2,652 Basic Life Support (BLS)
Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 1,427  
Occupational Safety & Health Administration Certification (OSHA)  1,319  
Continuing Education (CE)  1,168  
Commercial Driver's License (CDL) 1,105 Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL A)
Food Safety Programs (HACCP) 1,028  
Accounting 888 Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL A) 853 Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
First Aid Certification 852  
Security Clearance 845

 

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 695 Certified Registered Nurse (RNC), Basic Life Support (BLS)
HAZMAT  676 Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL A) 
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 612 Accounting
Project Management Professional (PMP) 596

Project Management Institute

Special Education (SPED) 483  
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 474  
Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP) 455  
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) 438 Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Patient Care Technician (PCT), Basic Life Support (BLS), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), 

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 December 14, 2018 to January 13, 2019, 2,652 job postings required Certified Registered Nurse (RNC)as a certification and 30% or more of those 2,652 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)Driver's License, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), AccountingProject Management Professional (PMP), Occupational Safety & Health Administration Certification (OSHA), Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP), Business Process Management Programming Language (BPM), First Aid Certification, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Patient Care Technician (PCT). 


TOP EMPLOYERS

The table below lists the direct employers in the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos MSA that posted available unique ads from December 14, 2018 to January 13, 2019.

Employer Ad Volume
DELL 936
The University of Texas System 902
HCA-The Healthcare Company 969
Baylor Scott & White Health 409
Apple, Inc. 392
H-E-B 306
Austin Independent School District 292
American Campus Communities, Inc. 259
Advanced Micro Devices 245
ACCENTURE 230
City of Austin, Texas 225
IBM 218
Home Depot 215
Whole Foods Market 202
Compass Group 201
Visa 188
Seton Health 182
Texas State University 180
Charles Schwab Corporation 178
Hyatt 171

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

Whole Foods Market, Compass Group, DELL, ACCENTURE, Taco Cabana, Amazon, ResCare and Texas State University 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