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Austin Job Postings Report March 2019

Posted By Kwee Lan Teo | Apr 04, 2019
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AUSTIN JOB POSTINGS REPORT MARCH 2019

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AUSTIN - ROUND ROCK - SAN MARCOS MSA
(FEBRUARY 14, 2019 to MARCH 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 23,800 net new jobs in the 12 months ending in February, making Austin the 11th fastest growing major metro.

  • There were approximately 46,000 Available Job Postings during the March 2019 monthly reporting period, about 1,300 less postings when compared to March 2018.   

  • 19 percent  or about 8,200 of the Available Job Postings during the March reporting period fell under Computer and Mathematical Occupations, which also had the largest year-to-year increase in postings. Management Occupations saw the second largest year-to-year increase as more employers are posting for more experienced talent, followed by Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations and Education, Training, and Library Occupations.

  • Approximately 32 percent or about 14,800 of Available Job Postings are New (First-time) Job Postings with Management Occupations leading in this category, followed by Computer and Mathematical Occupations. More employers placed a greater demand for Management Occupations this month when compared to previous months.

  • According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the Austin MSA reported an unemployment rate of 3.0% or 36,500 unemployed in February 2019, a decrease of 3,700 unemployed people when compared to the previous month. The unemployment rate was 3.3% or 40,200 unemployed in January 2019. The current civilian labor force for the Austin MSA is 1,216,600, an increase of 23,900 into our regions' labor force, when compared to the same time last year.

  • 35 percent or 16,300 of all Available Job Postings pay an annual median wage of between $30,000 to $65,000 in the Austin MSA for March 2019. Of the 16,300 posted jobs in this category, 20 percent or about 3,200 would require more than a high school diploma but less than a bachelor's degree while 61 percent or 10,000 would require a high school diploma or less. There are about 270 apprenticeship positions available for in this pay range and are mostly for ElectriciansPlumbers-Pipefitters, and Steamfitters, and Carpenters. The top 10 posted occupations or approximately 6,300 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 1,950 jobs. The expansion list includes WeWork, Rosendin Electric, OJO Labs, MAP Health Management, LJA Engineering, Katerra, Digital Pharmacist, Data.world, CesiumAstro, Amazon and Adlucent. Employers such as Vertebrae (Santa Monica, CA), Skaled (New York, NY), GetUpside (Washington, DC), ENF Technology, (Giheung-gu, South Korea), Bright Health (Washington, DC), Axiom Memory Solutions (Irvine, CA), Adthena (London, UK) and Acutronic Aerospace Components Division (Pittsburgh, PA) 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 live in households with 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 February 14, 2019, to March 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 March 2015 through March 2019.Source: The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine ® (HWOL)

Note: The data for March 2019 would be the sum of all posted ads from February 14, 2019 to March 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 February 14, 2019, to March 13, 2019.

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

Software Developers-Applications, Marketing ManagersComputer and Information Systems ManagersSales Managers 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 February 14, 2019 to March 13, 2019.Source: The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine ® (HWOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2017

Occupations that had a 800 or more increase in year-to-year Available Job Postings were Software Developers-ApplicationsCompanies that have posted a year-to-year increase of 35 or more jobs under this occupational category in our region are DELLNTT DataInc., CACI International, Whole Foods Market, Amazon.com Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Adobe Systems IncorporatedCisco, Indotronix International Corp.Q2 Software and AppleInc..

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) 78 77 83 83 80 77

Source: Gartner®

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 February 14, 2019 to March 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 saw a year-to-year increase of 20 or more Available Job Postings.

Dell Children's Medical Center of TexasUniversal Health Services, Aveanna Healthcare and Baylor Scott & White Health were the companies that saw a year-to-year increase of 40 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 45 47 46 41 43

Source: Gartner®


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 Office and Administrative Support Workers First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
Postsecondary Nondegree Award Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Medical Assistants Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 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 Civil Engineering Technicians Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
Bachelor's Degree Human Resources Specialists Public Relations Specialists Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Training and Development Specialists Social and Community Service Managers
Master's Degree Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other Urban and Regional Planners Healthcare Social Workers Librarians
Doctoral or Professional Degree Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Audiologists English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary

Source: The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine ® (HWOL), Bureau of Labor Statistics and Texas Workforce Commission's JOBS Y'ALL

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


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 February 14, 2019 to March 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 6,893  
Software Development 3,916 Java
Microsoft PowerPoint 3,915 Microsoft Office
Java 3,775 Python, Software Development
Python 3,624 Java, Linux, Software Development, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Quality Assurance (QA)  3,379  
Structured Query Language (SQL) 2,877 Java, Python
Linux 2,704 Python, Java, Software Development, UNIX
JavaScript (JS) 2,401 Java, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Software Development, Python
Software as a Service (SaaS) 2,266  
Bilingual 2,265  
Amazon Web Services (AWS) 2,258 Java, Python, Software Development, Microsoft Windows Azure, Linux 
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) 2,080 Salesforce CRM SFDC
Salesforce CRM SFDC 2,048 Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Agile Software Development 1,802 Software Development, Java
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) 1,786 JavaScript (JS), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Java
C/C++ 1,754 Java, Python, Software Development, Linux
Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) 1,679 Software Development, Java
Technical Support 1,637  
Scrum Agile Methodology 1,607 Software Development, Java 

Source: Gartner®

Skills in Demand provides a real-time view of skills in demand by employers. For example, of the Available Job Postings from February 14, 2019 to March 13, 2019, 3,915 job postings required “Microsoft PowerPointas a skill and 30% or more of those 3,915 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 PowerPointSoftware DevelopmentPythonJavaMicrosoft Office, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Software as a Service (SaaS)Machine Learning Techniques, JavaScript (JS), Agile Software Development and Structured Query Language (SQL). Hard skills such as Tractor-Trailers, Kubernetes, Microsoft PowerPoint, Machine Learning Techniques, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science saw the largest year-to-year percentage increases.


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 February 14, 2019 to March 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 6,982  
Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL A) 3,075 Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
Basic Life Support (BLS) 2,861 Certified Registered Nurse (RNC)
Commercial Driver's License (CDL) 2,795 Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL A)
Certified Registered Nurse (RNC) 2,633 Basic Life Support (BLS)
Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 1,555  
Occupational Safety & Health Administration Certification (OSHA) 1,230  
Continuing Education (CE)  1,201  
Security Clearance 1,055  
Food Safety Programs (HACCP) 1,049  
Accounting 969 Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
First Aid Certification 931

Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

HAZMAT

906 Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL A)
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 628 Accounting
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 616 Certified Registered Nurse (RNC), Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Project Management Professional (PMP) 600

 

Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP) 512  
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) 500 Patient Care Technician (PCT), Licensed Vocational Nurse, Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Basic Life Support (BLS) 
Patient Care Technician (PCT) 461 Basic Life Support (BLS), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Licensed Vocational Nurse, Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) 445 Licensed Vocational Nurse, Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Patient Care Technician (PCT), Basic Life Support (BLS)

Source: Gartner®

Certifications in Demand provides a real-time view of certifications in demand by employers. For example, of the Available Job Postings from February 14, 2019 to March 13, 2019, 2,633 job postings required Certified Registered Nurse (RNC)as a certification and 30% or more of those 2,633 job postings also had other required/optional certification(s) such as Basic Life Support (BLS)”.

Certifications that saw an increase of 150 or more year-to-year job postings are Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL A)Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Patient Care Technician (PCT)HAZMATCertified Nursing Assistant (CNA)First Aid CertificationDOT Medical CardBasic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)Food Safety Programs (HACCP) and Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). 


TOP EMPLOYERS

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

Employer Ad Volume
DELL 1,137
HCA-The Healthcare Company 866
The University of Texas System 518
Baylor Scott & White Health 432
Omni Hotels 394
Austin Independent School District 375
H-E-B 362
Apple Inc. 336
Advanced Micro Devices 300
IBM 279
Compass Group 273
American Campus Communities, Inc. 271
Whole Foods Market 266
City of Austin, Texas 244
Seton Health 211
Hyatt 207
Visa 207
ACCENTURE 207
Charles Schwab Corporation 203
Home Depot 201

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

Compass GroupDELL, Omni HotelsTaco Cabana, IDEA Public SchoolsAllied UniversalTexas State University, Hyatt, Visa,  PricewaterhouseCoopers and Macy's 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