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Austin Job Postings Report November 2018

Posted By Kwee Lan Teo | Jan 04, 2019
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AUSTIN JOB POSTINGS REPORT NOVEMBER 2018

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AUSTIN - ROUND ROCK - SAN MARCOS MSA
(OCTOBER 14, 2018 to NOVEMBER 13, 2018)
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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 35,200 net new jobs in the 12 months ending in November, making Austin the 7th fastest growing major metro.

  • There were approximately 45,300 Available Job Postings during the November 2018 monthly reporting period, 6,600 less postings when compared to November 2017.   

  • 8,200 or 18 percent of the Available Job Postings during the November reporting period fell under Computer and Mathematical Occupations which also had the largest year-to-year increases in postings

  • Approximately 33 percent or about 15,000 of Available Job Postings are New (First-time) Job Postings with Computer and Mathematical OccupationsManagement Occupations, Office and Administrative Support Occupations, Sales and Related Occupations and Business and Financial Operations Occupations leading in this category.

  • 16,100 or 35% of all Available Job Postings pay an annual median wage of between $30,000 to $65,000 in the Austin MSA for November 2018. Of the 16,100 posted jobs in this category3,400 or 21 percent would require more than a high school diploma but less than a bachelor's degree while 9,900 or 61 percent would require a high school diploma or less. The top 10 posted occupations or approximately 6,100 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.

  • According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the Austin MSA reported an unemployment rate of 2.7% or 32,400 unemployed in November 2018, with the same number of people unemployed when compared to the previous month. 

  • More jobs ahead. Companies have recently announced new location or expansion plans in the Austin MSA, representing almost 180 jobs. The expansion list includes Stitch Fix, Firefly Aerospace, Camp Gladiator and Agilent Technologies. Employers such as Zdaly (Houston, TX) and SAIC (Reston, VA) are the companies that have announced new location plans in Austin.
    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 have 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 October 14, 2018, to November 13, 2018, 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 November 2014 through November 2018.Source: The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine ® (HWOL), Texas Workforce Commission

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


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

Software Developers-Applications, Marketing Managers, Computer Systems Engineers/Architects and Information Security Analysts 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 October 14, 2018 to November 13, 2018.

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

Occupations that had a 90 or more increase in year-to-year postings were Software Developers-Applications, Computer Systems Engineers/Architects and Information Security AnalystsCompanies that have posted 40 or more jobs under this occupational category in our region are DELLHome DepotHome DepotApple, Inc., Indotronix International Corp.Hewlett-Packard CompanyForcepoint and Adobe Systems Incorporated.

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 75 82 83 79 76

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.


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 October 14, 2018 to November 13, 2018.

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

Healthcare occupations such as Veterinarians and Physician and Surgeons-All Other saw a year-to-year increase of 20 or more Available Job Postings.

Unitedhealth Group, Austin Regional Clinic and Universal Health Services were the companies that saw a year-to-year increase of 30 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)

40 49 49 52 41 45

SOURCE: Wanted Technologies and the Bureau of Labor Statistics


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 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
Postsecondary Nondegree Award Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Medical Assistants Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 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 Paralegals and Legal Assistants Respiratory Therapists
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations Specialists Human Resources Specialists Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents Training and Development Specialists Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Master's Degree Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors Healthcare Social Workers Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other Urban and Regional Planners Librarians
Doctoral or Professional Degree Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary Audiologists Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary Education Teachers, Postsecondary

SOURCE: Wanted Technologies and the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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


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 October 14, 2018 to November 13, 2018.

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 6,460  
Microsoft PowerPoint 3,478 Microsoft Office
Software Development 3,294  
Quality Assurance (QA)  3,242  
Java 3,061 Python, Software Development, Linux
Python 2,978 Java, Linux, Software Development
Structured Query Language (SQL) 2,480 Java, Python
Linux 2,382 Python, Java, Software Development, UNIX
Bilingual 2,382  
Recruitment Advertising 2,043 Freight+
JavaScript (JS) 1,969 Java, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Software Development, Python
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) 1,939 Salesforce CRM SFDC 
Software as a Service (SaaS) 1,907  
Bilingual Spanish 1,793 Bilingual
Salesforce CRM SFDC 1,749 Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Amazon Web Services (AWS) 1,706 Python, Microsoft Windows Azure, Java, Linux, Software Development, DevOps
Freight+ 1,696 Recruitment Advertising
Quality Control 1,623  
Technical Support 1,604  
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) 1,603 JavaScript (JS), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Java 

Source: Wanted Technologies

Skills in Demand provides a real-time view of skills in demand by employers. For example, of the Available Job Postings from October 14, 2018 to November 13, 2018, 3,478 job postings required “Microsoft PowerPoint” as a skill and 30% or more of those 3,478 job postings also had other required/optional skill(s) such as “Microsoft PowerPoint".

Hard skills that have seen an increase of 500 or more year-to-year job postings are Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft PowerPointRecruitment AdvertisingSoftware DevelopmentPython, Freight+Software as a Service (SaaS)JavaAmazon Web Services (AWS), Bilingual Spanish, Linux, DevOps, Cloud Computing, Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and Structured Query Language (SQL).


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 October 14, 2018 to November 13, 2018.

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 7,373  
Basic Life Support (BLS) 2,949 Certified Registered Nurse (RNC)
Certified Registered Nurse (RNC) 2,807 Basic Life Support (BLS)
Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 1,556 Certified Registered Nurse (RNC)
Occupational Safety & Health Administration Certification (OSHA)  1,392  
Continuing Education (CE)  1,178  
Food Safety Programs (HACCP) 1,056  
Commercial Driver's License (CDL) 1,053 Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL A)
First Aid Certification 897  
Accounting 853

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Security Clearance 846  
Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL A) 794

Commercial Driver's License (CDL), HAZMAT

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 793 Certified Registered Nurse (RNC), Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
HAZMAT  692 Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL A), Commercial Driver's License (CDL) 
Project Management Professional (PMP) 629  
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 579 Accounting
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 486  
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) 472 Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Basic Life Support (BLS), Patient Care Technician (PCT), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Special Education (SPED) 446  
Patient Care Technician (PCT) 441 Basic Life Support (BLS), Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Source: Wanted Technologies

Certifications in Demand provides a real-time view of certifications in demand by employers. For example, of the Available Job Postings from October 14, 2018 to November 13, 2018, 2,807 job postings required Certified Registered Nurse (RNC)” as a certification and 30% or more of those 2,807 job postings also had other required/optional certification(s) such as Basic Life Support (BLS)”.

Certifications that saw an increase of 100 or more year-to-year job postings are Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL A)Commercial Driver's License (CDL)Project Management Professional (PMP)First Aid Certification, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Occupational Safety & Health Administration Certification (OSHA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA). 


TOP EMPLOYERS

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

Employer Ad Volume
DELL 1,362
HCA-The Healthcare Company 953
The University of Texas System 941
Baylor Scott & White Health 422
Apple, Inc. 388
Seton Health 344
H-E-B 315
Austin Independent School District 300
Home Depot 284
Advanced Micro Devices 282
City of Austin 275
American Campus Communities, Inc. 269
Compass Group 266
IBM 222
Whole Foods 207
ACCENTURE Clips 202
Charles Schwab Corporation 182
Visa 177
Facebook 174
VMware 174

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

DELL, Home Depot, Compass Group, Whole Foods, ACCENTURE, Facebook, VMware, Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc., Macy's Unitedhealth Group, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, IDEA Public Schools, Blackbaud, Great Clips, ResCare, Forcepoint, Universal Health Services and Allied Universal are the companies that have seen a year-to-year 50 percent increase and job posting increases of more than 100. 


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

 

Kwee Lan Teo

VP, Talent Development & Acquisition