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Austin Job Postings Report July 2018

Posted By Kwee Lan Teo | Aug 15, 2018
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AUSTIN JOB POSTINGS REPORT JULY 2018

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AUSTIN - ROUND ROCK - SAN MARCOS MSA
(JUNE 14, 2018 to JULY 13, 2018)
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INSIGHTS

  • There were approximately 41,000 Available Job Postings during the July 2018 monthly reporting period, 340 more postings when compared to July 2017

  • 8,600 or 21 percent of the Available Job Postings during the July reporting period fell under Computer and Mathematical Occupations.

  • The Austin MSA had approximately 5,100 more Available Job Postings than the number of unemployed for June 2018. There has been more Available Job Postings than the unemployed in the Austin MSA each month since May 2017.

  • Approximately 42 percent or about 17,400 of job postings are New Job Postings with Computer and Mathematical Occupations and Business and Financial Operations Occupations leading in this category.

  • 15,100 or 37% of all Available Job Postings which pay between $30,000 to $65,000.

  • 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 Master Community Workforce Plan's top-line target is to ensure 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 between 2017-2021.

  • 60 percent of the approximate 17,200 unemployment insurance (UI) claimants that are actively seeking a job in Travis County have less than an associate's degree, according to Workforce Solutions Capital Area for FY 2017-2018. 

  • More jobs ahead. Opportunity Austin, the Austin Chamber’s five-year regional economic development program, made an aggressive bid to bring the Army Futures Command to Central Texas", landing a 500 job announcement in Austin for the Army's second headquarters in July 2018. Companies have recently announced new location or expansion plans in the Austin MSA, representing almost 1,150 jobs. The expansion list includes St. Croix Capital Corp., SparkCognition, ScaleFactor, Luminex, Insurance Zebra, HomeAway, Fluence Bioengineering and All Web Leads. Employers such as Visionary Fiber Technologies (San Marcos, TX), U.S. Army Futures Command (Arlington, VA), Moxie Solar (Davenport, IA), Kettle & Fire Bone Broth (San Francisco, CA), Fetch Package (Dallas, TX) and AEND Industies (Huntington Beach, CA) are the companies that have announced new location plans in Austin.


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 June 14, 2018, to July 13, 2018, a mid-monthly timeframe closely associated with federal jobs numbers.Source: The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine ® (HWOL)

Major Occupational Groups Available Ad Volume New Ad Volume (as a Percent of Available Ads) Available Ads
Year-to-Year Percentage Change
Available Ads
Year-to-Year Difference
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 8,561 3,322 (39%) +13.70% +1,034

Management Occupations

4,286 1,644 (38%) +9.60% +375

Office and Administrative Support Occupations

3,787 1,708 (45%) -5.20% -206
Sales and Related Occupations 3,722 1,389 (37%) -1.40% -51
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3,658 1,456 (40%) -8.00% -318
Business and Financial Operations Occupations  3,201 1,230 (38%) +24.70% +634
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 1,757 911 (52%) -1.00% -17
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations  1,746 830 (48%) -6.00% -111

Installation, Maintenance and Repair Occupations

1,527 866 (57%) -13.70% -243
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,339 492 (37%) +15.60% +181
Others (13) 7,391 4,030 (57%) -11.30% -938
Total (23) 40,975 17,386 (42%) +0.80% +340

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

There were approximately 41,000 Available Job Postings during the July 2018 monthly reporting period, 340 more postings when compared to July 2017. 

8,600 or 21 percent of the Available Job Postings during the July reporting period fell under Computer and Mathematical Occupations and had the largest year-to-year increases in postingsThe Business and Financial Operations Occupations and Management Occupations also had significant increases in year-to-year postings.

The Major Occupational Groups that saw more than 100 year-to-year increases in Available Job Postings, when compared to July 2017, are Computer and Mathematical Occupations, Business and Financial Operations Occupations, Management Occupations, Architecture and Engineering Occupations and Protective Service Occupations. 

Approximately 42 percent or about 17,400 of job postings are New Job Postings with Computer and Mathematical 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 3.2% or 38,100 unemployed in June 2018, with 5,200 more people unemployed when compared to the previous month. The unemployment rate was 3.3% or 37,600 back in June 2017. The current labor force for the Austin MSA is 1,192,100, an increase of 39,100 into our regions' labor force, when compared to the same time last year. 


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 July 2014 through July 2018.Source: The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine ® (HWOL), Texas Workforce Commission

Note: The data for July 2018 would be the sum of all posted ads from June 14, 2018, to July 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.

The Austin MSA had approximately 5,100 more Available Job Postings than the number of unemployed for June 2018. There has been more Available Job Postings than the unemployed in the Austin MSA each month since May 2017.


TOP 20 JOB POSTINGS

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

Software Developers, Applications, Management AnalystsMarketing Managers, Computer Systems Engineers/Architects, Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists, Lawyers, Software Developers, Sysytems Software, Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers and Human Resources Specialists saw a 85 or more increase in year-to-year postings. 


TOP 20 JOB POSTINGS AND HIRING DIFFICULTY

The chart below lists the top 20 unique available job postings and its hiring difficulty in the Austin – Round Rock – San Marcos MSA from June 14, 2018, to July 13, 2018.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 Score scores jobs from 1 to 99 based on their projected difficulty-to-recruit.

Occupations that post a Hiring Difficulty of over 80 are technology-related jobs and/or require management experience such as Marketing ManagersWeb Developers, Information Technology Project Managers, Computer Systems Engineers/Architects and Software Quality Assurance and Engineers


TOP 20 TECH JOB POSTINGS

The chart below lists the top 20 unique available job postings under Computer and Mathematical Occupations in the Austin – Round Rock – San Marcos MSA from June 14, 2018 to July 13, 2018.Source: The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine ® (HWOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2017

Computer and Mathematical Occupations saw about 1,000 year-to-year increase in Available Job Postings. Software Developers, Applications saw the greatest share of the year-to-year increase in Available Job Postings. Occupations that had a 100 or more increase in year-to-year postings were Software Developers, Applications, Computer Systems Engineers/Architects and Software Developers, Systems Software

Companies that have posted 40 or more jobs under this occupational category in our region are Visa, IBMDELLEPACE TECHNOLOGIES and Texas Education Agency. 


TOP 20 TECH JOB POSTINGS AND HIRING DIFFICULTY

The chart below lists the top 20 unique available job postings and its hiring difficulty under Computer and Mathematical Occupations in the Austin – Round Rock – San Marcos MSA from June 14, 2018 to July 13, 2018.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.

Compared nationwide, the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos MSA now has a lower hiring difficulty for Computer and Mathematical Occupations. The Washington-Arlington-Alexandria MSA, Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell MSA, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington MSA, Boston-Cambridge-Newton MSA, Chicago-Naperville-Elgin MSA, Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington MSA and the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood MSA have a higher hiring difficulty in this occupational category when compared to the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos MSA


TOP 20 HEALTHCARE JOB POSTINGS

The chart below lists the top 20 unique available job postings under Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations in the Austin – Round Rock – San Marcos MSA from June 14, 2018 to July 13, 2018.Source: The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine ® (HWOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2017

Psychiatric Technicians, Pharmacy Technicians, Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Physician Assistants and saw a year-to-year increase of 15 or more Available Job Postings.

Seton Health, Ascension Health, South Austin Medical Clinic PA, Brookdale, Universal Health Services, Adventist HealthcareHealth-Physician Practice/ClinAveanna Healthcare, Community Health Systems, Inc. and Banfield Pet Hospital had an increase of 20 or more year-to-year Available Job Postings.


TOP 20 HEALTHCARE JOB POSTINGS AND HIRING DIFFICULTY

The chart below lists the top 20 unique available job postings and its hiring difficulty under Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations in the Austin – Round Rock – San Marcos MSA from June 14, 2018 to July 13, 2018.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 include 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.

Compared to technology-related jobs, the top posted healthcare-related jobs in the region do not have a Hiring Difficulty of over 80. Only three occupations posted are over 70 on the Hiring Difficulty scale, Surgical Technologists, Physician Assistants and Psychiatrists.


TOP HARD SKILLS IN DEMAND

The table below lists the top hard skills in demand for the available jobs in the Austin – Round Rock – San Marcos MSA from June 14, 2018 to July 13, 2018.

Top 20 Hard Skills in Demand by Employers Required Skill by Volume Year-to-Year
Difference
Top Related Skills (If 30% or more of the skill also reflects other required/optional skills)

Microsoft Office

5,931

+3,672

 

Quality Assurance (QA) 

2,991

+547

 

Microsoft PowerPoint

2,983

+2,797

Microsoft Office

Software Development

2,546

+2,349

Java 

Java

2,400

+85

Python, Software Development, JavaScript (JS), Linux

Python

2,286

+420

Java, Linux

Structured Query Language (SQL)

2,216

+314

Java

Linux

2,046

+164

Python, Java, UNIX

Bilingual

1,925

-270

 

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

1,846 

+135

Salesforce CRM SFDC

JavaScript (JS)

1,721

+236

Java, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Software Development

Salesforce CRM SFDC

1,647

+154

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Software as a Service (SaaS)

1,642 

+350

 

Quality Control

1,619

+242

 

Technical Support

1,422

-27

 

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

1,350

+404

Python, Microsoft Windows Azure, Java, Linux, Software Development, DevOps, Docker, JavaScript (JS)

Agile Software Development

1,301

+223

Software Development, Java, Scrum Agile Methodology

Pediatrics

1,266

+230

 

Scrum Agile Methodology

1,265

+250

Software Development, Agile Software Development, Java

Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

1,195

+107

Software Development, Java

Source: Wanted Technologies

Skills in Demand provides a real-time view of skills currently in demand by employers. For example, of the available jobs posted from June 14, 2018 to July 13, 2018, 2,983 job postings required “Microsoft PowerPoint” as a skill and 30% or more of those 2,983 job postings also had other required/optional skill(s) such as “Microsoft PowerPoint".

Hard skills that have seen an increase of 250 or more increase in year-to-year postings are Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Software Development, Application DevelopmentBehavioral HealthQuality Assurance, Python, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Structured Query Language (SQL), Docker, Internet of Things (IoT), DevOps, Jenkins and Scrum Agile Methodology.


TOP CERTIFICATIONS IN DEMAND

The table below lists the top certifications in demand for the available jobs in the Austin – Round Rock – San Marcos MSA from June 14, 2018 to July 13, 2018.

Top 20 Certifications in Demand by Employers Required Certification by Volume Year-to-Year Difference Top Related Certifications (if 30% or more of the skill also reflects Other required/optional skills)

Driver's License

6,511

-9

 

Certified Registered Nurse (RNC)

3,917

+79

Basic Life Support (BLS)

Basic Life Support (BLS)

3,834

+924

Certified Registered Nurse (RNC)

Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

1,712

+153

Certified Registered Nurse (RNC)

Occupational Safety & Health Administration Certification (OSHA) 

1,278

+136

 

Continuing Education (CE) 

1,114

+100

 

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

911

+58

Certified Registered Nurse (RNC), Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

818

+7

Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL A)

Food Safety Programs (HACCP)

811

+42

 

Security Clearance

803

+528

Public Trust Security Clearance

Accounting

764

+89

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Special Education (SPED)

748

+154

 

First Aid Certification

724

+67

 

Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL A)

652

+583

Commercial Driver's License (CDL), HAZMAT

HAZMAT

562

+74

Commercial Drivers License (CDL), Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL A)

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

550

+132

Accounting

Project Management Professional (PMP)

532

+34

 

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

492

+19

Occupational Safety & Health Administration Certification (OSHA)

Patient Care Technician (PCT)

452

+203

Basic Life Support (BLS), Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Certified Registered Nurse (RNC)

Licensed Vocational Nurse

452

+68

Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Basic Life Support (BLS), Patient Care Technician (PCT), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) 

Source: Wanted Technologies

Certifications in Demand provides a real-time view of certifications currently in demand by employers. For example, of the available job postings from June 14, 2018 to July 13, 2018, 3,197 job postings required “Certified Registered Nurse (RNC)” as a certification and 30% or more of those 3,197 job postings also had other required/optional certification(s) such as “Basic Life Support (BLS)”.

Certifications that saw an increase of 150 or more postings are Basic Life Support (BLS)Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL A), Security Clearance, Patient Care Technician (PCT), Petroleum Oriented Safety Training (POST), Special Education (SPED), Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).


TOP EMPLOYERS

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

Employer Ad Volume

Ascension Health

1,167

DELL

1,028

HCA-The Healthcare Company

738

IBM

710

The University of Texas System

550

ACCENTURE

504

Apple Inc.

422

Army

379

General Electric

366

Apex Systems, Inc.

361

Goodwill Industries

335

Seton Health

322

Randstad

311

Robert Half International

309

Deloitte

278

Baylor Scott & White Health

271

Austin Independent School District

263

Compass Group

245

Target Corporation

227

Brookdale

214

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

Ascension Health, Seton Health, IBM, Target CorporationThe University of Texas System, Visa, DELL, Texas Education Agency, Army, General Electric and Apex Systems, Inc.are the companies that have seen an increase of more than 100 Available Job Postings year-to-year. For New Job Postings in July 2018, Seton Health, Ascension Health, ArmyTarget Corporation and IBM saw a year-to-year increase of 70 or more postings.


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

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Kwee Lan Teo

VP, Talent Development & Acquisition