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Austin Job Postings Report November 2016

Posted By Kwee Lan Teo | Dec 08, 2016
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AUSTIN JOB POSTINGS REPORT NOVEMBER 2016

AUSTIN - ROUND ROCK - SAN MARCOS MSA
(OCTOBER 14, 2016 to NOVEMBER 13, 2016)
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INSIGHTS

  • Approximately 40,550 Available Job Postings during the monthly reporting period, a decrease of 4,000 postings compared to the same period last year. 
  • Largest year-to-year decreases in the Computer and Mathematical Occupations, followed by Office and Administrative Support Occupations and Sales and Related Occupations.
  • Several companies recently announced new location or expansion plans in Austin, involving more than 700 jobs. The list includes Amazon, Express Scripts, Fluence Bioengineering, GE Aviation, Logical Postition, Phunware and TrusourceLabs.

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 October 14, 2016 to November 13, 2016, a mid-monthly timeframe closely associated with federal jobs numbers.

Major Occupational Groups Ad Volume Year-to-Year Percentage Change Year-to-Year Difference
Computer & Mathematical Occupations 7,078 -13.70% -1,120
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 4,369 -10.70% -523
Sales & Related Occupations 4,152 -16.10% -799
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations  4,114 -5.10% -223
Management Occupations 3,594 -6.00% -231
Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations  2,476 5.60% 132
Business & Financial Operations Occupations 2,443 -16.20% -472
Transportation & Material Moving Occupations 2,093 8.30% 160
Installation, Maintenance & Repair Occupations 1,471 -7.10% -113
Construction & Extraction Occupations 1,272 2.50% 31
Others (13) 7,487 -10.50% -880
Total (23) 40,549 -9.10% -4,038

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

There were approximately 40,550 Available Job Postings during the November 2016 monthly reporting period, a decrease of about 4,000 Available Job Postings compared to November 2015. About 7,100 or 17 percent of the Available Job Postings during the November reporting period fell under Computer and Mathematical Occupations.

Other occupational groups not reflected in this report that account for another 5,600 Available Job Openings are Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations (3%), Healthcare Support Occupations (3%), Architecture and Engineering Occupations (2%), Education, Training, and Library Occupations (2%), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations (2%) and Personal Care and Service Occupations (2%). 

Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations (3%), Transportation and Material Moving Occupations (5%) and Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations (6%) were the three occupational groups that saw an increase of 100 or more postings compared to the same time last year.

According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the Austin MSA reported an unemployment rate of 3.2% or 35,300 unemployed in October 2016. The Austin MSA reported an annual job growth rate of 2.2% or 21,200 net new jobs in October 2016, down from 3.0% or 28,900 net new jobs in September 2016, making Austin the 20th fastest growing major metro. Education and Health Services added the most jobs (3.4% or 3,800) in the past year. The fastest growing industries are Financial Activities (5.7% or 3,100) and Wholesale Trade (5.6% or 2,800). Manufacturing lost 7.5% or 4,300 jobs.

Austin's total personal income grew by 7.2% in 2015 and has the 4th fastest growth rate among major metros, after San Jose, Denver and San Francisco. Austin has seen strong gains in average earnings per job at $60,805 in 2015, which is up 4.4% over 2014.

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 November 2012 through November 2016.

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

Note: The data for November 2016 would be the sum of all posted ads from October 14, 2016 to November 13, 2016. 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 total number of Available Job Postings was roughly 31,900 in November 2012 and have risen to 40,550 in November 2016. Of the 40,550 job postings, about half are New Job Postings. Of the Available Job Postings, about 80% are for full-time positions, 12.5% are part-time positions, 7% are contract positions and less than 1% are for internships. 


TOP 20 JOB POSTINGS

The chart below lists the top 20 unique available job postings in the Austin – Round Rock – San Marcos MSA from October 14, 2016 to November 13, 2016.

Source: The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine ® (HWOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2015

Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners is the only occupation on this list that saw 100 or more increase in year-to-year in postings. Nursing Assistants, Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand and Surgical Technologists are the other three occupations that saw similar year-to-year increases. All these occupations require either a postsecondary nondegree award or no formal educational credentials as the typical education needed for entry. Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, Software Developers, Applications and Computer Systems Analysts all saw a 200 or more year-to-year decrease in postings.

Less than 1% or 460 of the Available Job Postings, not reflected in this report, are for internship positions. This is an approximate 25 percent year-to-year decrease. The top internship postings are for Registered NursesElectriciansMarket Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists, Computer Programmers, Civil Engineers and Plumbers. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations saw a slight increase in internship postings while the Computer and Mathematical Occupations, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media Occupations and Business and Financial Operations Occupations saw a decline.


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 October 14, 2016 to November 13, 2016.

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.

Almost all the occupations, except Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers and Web Developers, that indicate a difficulty-to-fill level of 80 or more would require a Bachelor's degree as the typical education needed for entry.

Compared nationally, it is still easier to hire Computer Systems Analysts and Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers in our region.


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 October 14, 2016 to November 13, 2016.

Source: The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine ® (HWOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2015

The Computer and Mathematical Occupations saw 1,120 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 October 14, 2016 to November 13, 2016.

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 Amazon have seen a 200 or more year-to-year increase in postings under this category. Most of the year-to-year decreases in this occupational category are from Computer Systems Analysts, Software Developer, Applications, Web Developers, Computer User Support Specialists and Computer Systems Engineers/Architects.

The Denver-Aurora-Broomfield MSA, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington MSA and San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont MSA  has a slightly higher hiring difficulty in this occupational category compared to the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos MSA while the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue MSA has a lower hiring difficulty. 


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 October 14, 2016 to November 13, 2016.

Source: The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine ® (HWOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2015

The Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations saw a 380 decrease in postings compared to the same time last year. Surgical Technologists continues to see the largest year-to-year increase in postings, followed by Radiologic Technologists, Respiratory Therapists and Pharmacy Technicians.


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 October 14, 2016 to November 13, 2016.

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 Austin Medical Center have seen a 100 or more year-to-year increase in postings under this category. Most of the year-to-year increases in this occupational category are for Surgical Technologists, Radiologic Technologists and Pharmacy Technicians, all of which require an entry level education of an Associate's degree or less. However, the demand for Pharmacy Technicians is easier to fill in our region.


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 October 14, 2016 to November 13, 2016.

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 2,404 -250 Python
Quality Assurance (QA) 2,117 -506  
Linux 1,799 -402 UNIX, Java, Python
Structured Query Language (SQL) 1,783 -218 Java
Bilingual 1,647 -479  
Python 1,477 -27 Java, Linux, Practical Extraction and Reporting Language (PERL), C/C++
JavaScript (JS) 1,443 -317 Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Java, Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), jQuery
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) 1,360 -349 Java
Quality Control 1,164 -47  
Pediatrics 1,104 +179  
Software as a Service (SaaS) 1,089 +115  
C/C++ 1,050 +637 Java, Python, Linux, Practical Extraction and Reporting Language (PERL), C#
Technical Support 1,039 -479  
Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)  1,011 -168 Java
C# 935 -169 Microsoft .NET Framework, Java, JavaScript, Microsoft SQL Server, C/C++, ASP .NET, Structured Query Language (SQL)
Salesforce CRM SFDC 929 -258 Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Web Services 907 -310 Java, JavaScript (JS), Structured Query Language (SQL), Representational State Transfer (REST), Extensible Markup Language (XML)
UNIX 904 -248 Linux, Java, Practical Extraction and Reporting Language (PERL)
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) 884 -237 JavaScript (JS), Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), jQuery, Java, HTML5, Graphical User Interface Design (UI), MVC
Scrum Agile Methodology 870 +51 Python, Linux, Java, C/C++, UNIX, Scripting Languages

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 October 14, 2016 to November 13, 2016, 870 job postings required “Scrum Agile Methodology” as a skill and 30% or more of those 870 job postings also had other required/optional skill(s) such as “Python, Linux, Java, C/C++, UNIX, Scripting Languages”.

Scrum Agile Methology made it to the list this month and companies like Advanced Micro Devices, Amazon, Deloitte, IKEA, Perfect Bar and 3M have posted positions requiring this skill. ther hard skills that are not on this list but have seen an increase of 100 or more postings are D Language, DevOps, Internet of Things (IoT), Amazon Web Services (AWS), Atlassian JIRA, Jenkins and MongoDB.


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 October 14, 2016 to November 13, 2016.

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 4,805 -946  
Certified Registered Nurse (RN) 3,678 +446 Basic Life Support (BLS)
Basic Life Support (BLS) 2,737 +603 Certified Registered Nurse (RN)
Commercial Driver's License (CDL) 1,720 +698  
Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 1,293 -211 Certified Registered Nurse (RN)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 1,079 +267 Certified Registered Nurse (RN), Basic Life Support (BLS)
Occupational Safety & Health Administration Certification (OSHA)  899 +14  
Continuing Education (CE) 837 -234  

HAZMAT

701 -21  
Food Safety Programs (HACCP) 648 -253  
First Aid Certification 454 -133  
Certified in Nursing Administration (CNA) 416 +91 Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Certified Registered Nurse (RN), Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Basic Life Support (BLS), Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Patient Care Technician (PCT)
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) 402 +62 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), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)  401 +67 Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Certified Registered Nurse (RN), Basic Life Support (BLS), Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) 

382 -101 Occupational Safety & Health Administration Certification (OSHA) 

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

381 +148 Certified in Nursing Administration (CNA), Certified Registered Nurse (RN), Basic Life Support (BLS), Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Patient Care Technician (PCT), Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

355 -98  

Board Certified (BC)

325 +35  
Project Management Professional (PMP) 320 -155  
Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) 307 +60 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 October 14, 2016 to November 13, 2016, 3,678 job postings required “Certified Registered Nurse” as a certification and 30% or more of those 3,678 job postings also had other required/optional certification(s) such as “Basic Life Support (BLS)”.

Certifications that saw an increase of 200 or more postings are Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Basic Life Support (BLS), Secret Clearance,Certified Registered Nurse (RN) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).


TOP EMPLOYERS

The table below lists the employers in the Austin - Round Rock - San Marcos MSA that posted available unique ads from October 14, 2016 to November 13, 2016.

Employer Ad Volume
Ascension Health 812
IBM 786
DELL 618
HCA - The Heathcare Company 602
ACCENTURE  484
Amazon 357
Goodwill Industries of Central Texas 318
Deloitte 292
Austin Medical Center 286
Compass Group 283
Scott & White 248
St. David's Medical Center 247
Target Corporation 231
The University of Texas System 230
Austin Independent School District 225
Robert Half International 223
Army National Guard 218
North Austin Medical Center 208
BROOKDALE 180
Apex Systems, Inc.        174


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

Amazon, Target Corporation, Compass Group, St. David's Medical Center, St. David's Surgical Center and Whole Foods are the employers that have seen increase of more than 90 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