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Austin Job Postings Report June 2017

Posted By Kwee Lan Teo | Jul 18, 2017
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AUSTIN JOB POSTINGS REPORT JUNE 2017

AUSTIN - ROUND ROCK - SAN MARCOS MSA
(MAY 14, 2017 to JUNE 13, 2017)
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INSIGHTS

  • Many job openings, but fewer than a year ago. 39,100 Available Job Postings during June 2017, or 2,700 less compared to June 2016. 

  • Job postings in June 2017 is lower than June of past three years. The Austin MSA saw more than 40,000 Available Job Postings in June of 2014, 2015 and 2016 but is below 40,000 in June 2017.

  • Demand for Tech talent remains high. Software Developers-Applications replaced Registered Nurses as the top posted occupation since March 2017. The annual median wage for Software Developers-Applications in the Austin MSA increased from $99,420 to $105,150, according to the data by the BLS.

  • Plenty of middle wage jobs available. Nine of the Top 20 occupations posted require less than an associate's degree as the typical education needed for entry, representing about 5,600 postings. All but two, Retail Salesperson and Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners, posted an annual median wage of $30,000 or more in the Austin MSA. Almost one-fifth of all Available Job Postings that require at least a high school diploma also pays an annual median wage of between $30,000 to $60,000.

  • Unemployment tops 36,000. According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the Austin MSA reported an unemployment rate of 3.2% or 36,000 unemployed in May 2017. 

  • More jobs ahead. Companies recently announced new location or expansion plans in the Austin MSA, about 3,165 jobs. The list includes Alegion, AYNI Brigade, CallFire, Digital Pharmacist, Facebook, Fringe Benefit Group, FS Builder Resources, HomeAway, Hyliion, MAP Health Management, Opcity, SOCi, TenantCloud, Veridia Diagnostics, ViaSat, Viridis Learning, Box, Dropoff, EPSG, eRelevance, ETS-Lindgren, Insys Therapeutics and Lepide Software.


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 lists the available unique ads in major occupation groups from May 14, 2017 to June 13, 2017, 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 Available Ads
Year-to-Year Percentage Change
Available Ads
Year-to-Year Difference
Computer & Mathematical Occupations 7,182 2,852 -6.00% -460
Office and Administrative Support Occupations  3,798 1,937 -9.80% -413
Sales & Related Occupations  3,605 1,432 -19.50% -872
Management Occupations 3,598 1,392 -9.40% -373
Transportation & Material Moving Occupations 3,567 1,185 -2.40% -87
Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations  2,352 1,178 -5.60% -139
Construction and Extraction Occupations 1,975 1,072 -13.90% -319
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations  1,777 1,060 -9.90% -196
Installation, Maintenance & Repair Occupations 1,645 954 1.10% 18
Business & Financial Operations Occupations  1,554 921 18.20% 239
Others (13) 8,073 4,384 -1.70% -142
Total (23) 39,126 18,367 -6.60% -2,744

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

There were approximately 39,100 Available Job Postings during the June 2017 monthly reporting period, a decrease of about 2,700 Available Job Postings compared to June 2016. About 7,200 or 18 percent of the Available Job Postings during the June reporting period fell under Computer and Mathematical Occupations. About 47 percent of the Available Job Postings are New Job Postings for June 2017.

The Major Occupational Groups that saw the largest decline in the volume of Available Job Postings compared to June 2016 are Sales and Related Occupations, Computer and Mathematical Occupations and Office and Administrative Support OccupationsComputer and Mathematical Occupations had the largest volume of New Job Postings for June 2017.

According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the Austin MSA reported an unemployment rate of 3.2% or 36,000 unemployed in May 2017. This represents an increase of 3,600 unemployed compared to May 2016 which had a 2.9% unemployment rate or 32,400 unemployed. Approximately 65% of 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.


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 June 2013 through June 2017.

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

Note: The data for June 2017 would be the sum of all posted ads from May 14, 2017 to June 13, 2017. 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 saw more than 40,000 Available Job Postings in June of 2014, 2015 and 2016, but is below 40,000 in June 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 May 14, 2017 to June 13, 2017.
Source: The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine ® (HWOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2016

Software Developers-Applications is again, the top occupation posted in the Austin MSA and its annual median wage increased from $99,420 to $105,150 according to the latest data released by the BLS.

Software Developers-Applications, Management Analysts, Marketing Managers, Computer Systems Engineers/Architects and Elementary School Teachers-Except Special Education all saw a 70 or more increase in year-to-year postings. Registered Nurses, Web DevelopersFirst-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Computer Systems Analysts and Network and Computer Systems Administrators saw a 150 or more decrease 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 May 14, 2017 to June 13, 2017.

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 Score scores jobs from 1 to 99 based on their projected difficulty-to-recruit.

Nine of the Top 20 occupations posted require less than an associate's degree as the typical education needed for entry. All but two, Retail Salesperson and Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners, posted an annual median wage of $30,000 or more in the Austin MSA.

Customer Service Representatives, Retail SalespersonsFirst-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers and Computer Systems Analysts are the easier-to-hire occupations in the Austin MSA. Computer Systems Engineers/Architects, Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers, Web Developers, Marketing Managers and Information Technology Project Managers are the job postings that more difficult to fill in our region but also require an associate's or bachelor's degree.


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 May 14, 2017 to June 13, 2017.

Source: The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine ® (HWOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2016

Software Developers, Applications saw the largest year-to-year increase in Available Jobs Postings, followed by Computer Systems Engineers/Architects. Web Developers, Computer Systems Analysts, Network and Computer Systems Administrators and Computer User Support Specialists saw the largest decline in Available Job Postings.

The annual median wages in this occupational category saw an increase of $3,490 from $79,980 in 2015 to $83,470 in 2016.

Computer and Mathematical Occupations saw approximately 460 less Available Job Postings compared to the same period last year. 


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 May 14, 2017 to June 13, 2017.

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.

Companies such as AmazonACCENTURE, DELL, Apple Inc., Deloitte and Nvidia Corporation posted the most year-to-year increase in postings under this category. 

The Denver-Aurora-Lakewood MSA has a higher hiring difficulty in this occupational category while the Pheonix-Mesa-Scottsdale MSA has a similar level of hiring difficulty 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 May 14, 2017 to June 13, 2017.

Source: The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine ® (HWOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2016

Critical Care NursesRegistered Nurses and Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses saw the largest decline in Available Job Postings.

The annual median wage for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations in the Austin MSA also decreased slightly from $60,740 in 2015 to $60,500 in 2016. All the top occupations in this category pay an annual median wage of more than $30,000 in the Austin MSA

Companies such as Seton Family of Hospitals, TXAustin Medical CenterSt. David's Medical Center and Scott & White have posted 50 or more year-to-year increase in postings under this category.

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations saw approximately 200 less Available Job Postings compared to the same period last year. 


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 May 14, 2017 to June 13, 2017.

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.

More than half of these top posted occupations require an associate's degree or less as the typical level of education needed for entry into the occupation. The highest hiring difficulty is for Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians which require at least an associate's degree and has an annual median wage of $60,660.

Medical and Clinical Laboratory TechniciansRadiologic Technologists and Dentists, General saw a modest increase in year-to-year postings.


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 May 14, 2017 to June 13, 2017.

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)
Java
2,410
-282
Python, JavaScript (JS), Linux
Quality Assurance (QA)
2,237
-802
 
Linux
1,908
-254
Python, Java, UNIX
Bilingual
1,862
-573
 
Structured Query Language (SQL) 
1,826
-565
Java
Python
1,780
+131
Java, Linux, C/C++, Practical Extraction and Reporting Language (PERL)
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
1,616
-131
 
JavaScript (JS) 
1,520
-284
Java, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS),Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), jQuery, Structured Query Language (SQL) 
Pediatrics
1,258
-119
 
Salesforce CRM SFDC
1,250
+30
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Quality Control
1,197
-277
 
Technical Support
1,177
-346
 
C/C++
1,176
-28
Java, Python, Linux, C#
Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
1,169
-101
Java
Software as a Service (SaaS)
1,153
-32
 
Geriatrics
1,078
+15
 
Web Services
1,068
-264
Java, JavaScript (JS), Representational State Transfer (REST), Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), Structured Query Language (SQL) 
Scrum Agile Methodology
1,060
+129
Java, JavaScript (JS)
Preventive Maintenance
1,057
+5
 
Agile Software Development
1,046
-131
Java, JavaScript (JS), Scrum Agile Methodology

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 May 14, 2017 to June 13, 2017, 2,410 job postings required “Java” as a skill and 30% or more of those 2,410 job postings also had other required/optional skill(s) such as “Python", "JavaScript (JS)" and "Linux".

Hard skills that have seen an increase of 150 or more postings are Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Windows Azure, Machine Learning Techniques, Git, Microsoft Internet Explorer and DevOps.


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 May 14, 2017 to June 13, 2017.

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
5,899
-64
 
Certified Registered Nurse (RN)
4,429
-23
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Basic Life Support (BLS)
3,325
+382
Certified Registered Nurse (RN)
Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
1,585
-261
Certified Registered Nurse (RN)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
1,167
-242
Certified Registered Nurse (RN), Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Occupational Safety & Health Administration Certification (OSHA) 
1,011
-110
 
Continuing Education (CE) 
965
-113
 
Food Safety Programs (HACCP) 
788
-3
 
Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
747
-949
Driver's License
Special Education (SPED)
627
-498
 
Certified in Nursing Administration (CNA) 
607
+21
Certified Registered Nurse (RN), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Basic Life Support (BLS), Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Patient Care Technician (PCT), Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
First Aid Certification 
584
-135
 
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
481
-66
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Certified in Nursing Administration (CNA), Certified Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN),  Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Basic Life Support (BLS), Patient Care Technician (PCT)
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) 
472
-37
Certified Registered Nurse (RN), Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Basic Life Support (BLS), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Patient Care Technician (PCT), Certified in Nursing Administration (CNA)
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)
463
+37
Occupational Safety & Health Administration Certification (OSHA)
HAZMAT
443
-433
 
Secret Clearance
407
+1
 
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 
406
-58
 
Project Management Professional (PMP)
405
-41
 
Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
378
+19
Certified Registered Nurse (RN), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
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 May 14, 2017 to June 13, 2017, 5,899 job postings required “Certified Registered Nurse” as a certification and 30% or more of those 5,899 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), Early Childhood Education (ECE), and Pharmacy Technician (PT).


TOP EMPLOYERS

The table below lists the employers in the Austin - Round Rock - San Marcos MSA that posted available unique ads from May 14, 2017 to June 13, 2017.

Employer Ad Volume
DELL
983
Ascension Health
909
IBM
645
HCA - The Healthcare Company
580
ACCENTURE 
468
Austin Independent School District
446
Randstad
392
The University of Texas System
374
Amazon
351
Robert Half International
349
Apple Inc.
337
Deloitte
278
Goodwill Industries
263
Army
258
Scott & White
251
Apex Systems, Inc.
235
Seton Family of Hospitals, TX
212
Kforce Professional Staffing, Inc.
188
Compass Group
187
Pflugerville ISD
169

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

DELL, Seton Family of Hospitals, TX, Amazon, ACCENTURE, Army, Deloitte, Randstad, Austin Independent School District, Collabera, Apple Inc., Massage Envy and Forcepoint LLC are the employers that have seen an increase of more than 100 job postings year-to-year.


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