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Austin Job Postings Report June 2018

Posted By Kwee Lan Teo | Jul 25, 2018
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AUSTIN JOB POSTINGS REPORT JUNE 2018

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

  • 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.

  • New Job Postings show employers from diverse industries such as technology, non-profit, healthcare, retail and food delivery are hiring. Companies such as Goodwill IndustriesAscension HealthTarget Corporation, Army, ACCENTURE, General Electric and UberEATS represent an increase of 80 or more New Job Postings compared to the same time last year.

  • 9,300 or 22 percent of the Available Job Postings during the June reporting period fell under Computer and Mathematical Occupations, representing the highest volume of Available Job Postings in this occupational category in years.

  • Approximately 46 percent or about 19,900 of job postings are New Job Postings with Computer and Mathematical Occupations, Business and Financial Operations Occupations and Management Occupations leading in this category.

  • 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. Companies recently announced new location or expansion plans in the Austin MSA, representing almost 1,000 jobs. The expansion list includes Medici, Jask, GroupBy, General Motors, Elliott Electric Supply, Datical, Convey, Car2Go, Arrive Logistics and ALTR. Employers such as embark (Dallas, TX), FreshBox Farms (Millis, MA), Interstate Restoration (Fort Worth, TX), Koridor (Calgary, Canada) and Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners (New York, NY) 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 May 14, 2018, to June 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 9,294 3,990 (43%) +21.40% +1,636

Management Occupations

4,290 1,756 (41%) +9.80% +384

Office and Administrative Support Occupations

4,099 2,047 (50%) +0.30% +13
Sales and Related Occupations 4,025 1,649 (41%) +2.40% +96
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3,365 1,141 (34%) -11.40% -433
Business and Financial Operations Occupations  3,168 1,331 (42%) +24.10% +615
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2,121 1,302 (61%) +13.70% +256
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations  1,849 957 (52%) -11.50% -241

Installation, Maintenance and Repair Occupations

1,609 989 (62%) -6.80% -117
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,390 507 (37%) +16.30% +195
Others (13) 8,022 4,185 (37%) -10.00% -891
Total (23) 43,232 19,854 (46%) 3.60% 1,513

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

There were approximately 43,200 Available Job Postings during the June 2018 monthly reporting period, about 1,500 more postings when compared to June 2017. 

9,300 or 22 percent of the Available Job Postings during the June 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 200 year-to-year increases in Available Job Postings, when compared to June 2017, are Computer and Mathematical Occupations, Management Occupations, Business and Financial Operations Occupations and Architecture and Engineering Occupations. 

Approximately 46 percent or about 19,900 of job postings are New Job Postings with Computer and Mathematical Occupations, Business and Financial Operations Occupations and Management 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 June 2014 through June 2018.Source: The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine ® (HWOL), Texas Workforce Commission

Note: The data for June 2018 would be the sum of all posted ads from May 14, 2018, to June 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 May 14, 2018, to June 13, 2018.Source: The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine ® (HWOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2017

Software Developers, Applications, Marketing Managers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck DriversComputer Programmers, Management Analysts, Network and Computer Systems AdministratorsMarket Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists, Web Developers, Software Developers, Systems Software, and Computer Systems Engineers/Architects saw a 100 or more increase in year-to-year postings. The increases lean heavily towards technology-related jobs.


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

Computer and Mathematical Occupations saw about 1,600 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 Computer Programmers, Network and Computer Systems Administrators, Web Developers, Software Developers, Systems Software and Computer Systems Engineers/Architects

Companies that have posted 40 or more jobs under this occupational category are Visa, General Electric, DELLPerficient, Inc., IBM, Conduent, Texas Education Agency and Home Depot, 


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

Psychiatric Technicians, Physician Assistants and Pharmacy Technicians saw a year-to-year increase of 15 or more Available Job Postings.

Ascension Health, South Austin Medical Clinic PA, Universal Health Services, Brookdale, SavaSeniorCare, Adventist Healthcare, Aveanna Healthcare and Health-Physician Practice/Clin 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 May 14, 2018 to June 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 May 14, 2018 to June 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

5,854

+3,640

 

Microsoft PowerPoint

3,002

+2,848

Microsoft Office

Quality Assurance (QA)

2,999

+497

 

Software Development

2,749

+2,583

Java 

Java

2,621

+179

Python, Software Development, JavaScript (JS), Linux

Python

2,427

+531

Python, Java, Linux, Software Development

Structured Query Language (SQL)

2,233

+236

Java

Linux

2,135

+151

Python, Java, Software Development, UNIX

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

 2,130 

+328

 

Bilingual

1,860 

-311

 

JavaScript (JS)

1,801

+160

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

Salesforce CRM SFDC

1,744

+347

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Software as a Service (SaaS)

1,739 

+439

 

Quality Control

1,522

+234

 

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

1,473

+528

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

Technical Support

1,460

+29

 

Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

1,369

+159

Java, Software Development

Agile Software Development

1,362

+253

Java, Software Development

Scrum Agile Methodology

1,292

+157

Software Development, Java, Agile Software Development

C/C++

1,199

+64

Python, Java, Software Development, Linux

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, 2018 to June 13, 2018, 3,002 job postings required “Microsoft PowerPoint” as a skill and 30% or more of those 3,002 job postings also had other required/optional skill(s) such as “Microsoft PowerPoint".

Hard skills that have seen an increase of 300 or more increase in year-to-year postings are Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Software Development, Application DevelopmentBehavioral Health, Python, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Quality Assurance, Salesforce CRM SFDCCustomer Success and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

 


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, 2018 to June 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

6,716

+73

 

Certified Registered Nurse (RNC)

3,061

-783

Basic Life Support (BLS)

Basic Life Support (BLS)

3,026

+250

Certified Registered Nurse (RNC)

Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

1,568

+7

Certified Registered Nurse (RNC)

Occupational Safety & Health Administration Certification (OSHA) 

1,223

+104

 

Continuing Education (CE) 

1,094

+94

 

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

826

+19

Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL A)

Special Education (SPED)

822

+234

 

Security Clearance

818

+542

Public Trust Security Clearance

Accounting

799

+132

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

First Aid Certification

751

+90

Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Food Safety Programs (HACCP)

747

-25

 

Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL A)

671

+587

Commercial Driver's License (CDL), HAZMAT

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

665

-270

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

HAZMAT

568

+71

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

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

547

+93

Accounting

Project Management Professional (PMP)

526

+65

 

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

478

-12

Occupational Safety & Health Administration Certification (OSHA)

Petroleum Oriented Safety Training (POST)

451

+200

 

Patient Care Technician (PCT)

409

+157

Basic Life Support (BLS), Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), 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 May 14, 2018 to June 13, 2018, 3,061 job postings required “Certified Registered Nurse (RNC)” as a certification and 30% or more of those 3,061 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 Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL A), Security Clearance, Basic Life Support (BLS), Special Education (SPED), Petroleum Oriented Safety Training (POST), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) and Patient Care Technician (PCT).


TOP EMPLOYERS

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

Employer Ad Volume

Ascension Health

1,148

DELL

1,105

HCA-The Healthcare Company

737

IBM

687

The University of Texas System

567

ACCENTURE

559

Goodwill Industries

449

Apple Inc.

407

Apex Systems, Inc.

355

General Electric

342

Randstad

311

Baylor Scott & White Health

286

Deloitte

283

Austin Independent School District

275

Army

273

Target Corporation

243

Compass Group

230

Robert Half International

212

Brookdale

204

Marriott

193

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

General Electric, Ascension Health, Target CorporationThe University of Texas System, Goodwill Industries, Whole Foods, Texas Education Agency, Visa, Apex Systems, Inc., Marriott and Gold's Gym are the companies that have seen an increase of more than 100 Available Job Postings year-to-year. For New Job Postings in June 2018, Goodwill Industries, Ascension HealthTarget Corporation, Army, ACCENTURE, General Electric and UberEATS saw a year-to-year increase of 80 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