What we do

A regional consortium of Boston employers and training providers are blazing the path to IT jobs, led by the Boston Private Industry Council (PIC), the City’s workforce development board, and SkillWorks, a regional funders’ collaborative. Companies from a range of sectors—including healthcare, education, government, technology, and finance—will support the initiative. TechHire Boston plans to more than double the number of high school Tech Apprentices from 100 to 250 and increase the number of individuals connected to IT-related jobs to 500 by 2020.

What we do

Below is a snapshot of the Boston labor market demand for IT talent. These are the most demanded skills and occupation from 10/2/16 to 11/30/16.
Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and Emsi (projection data)

Open IT Occupations


Concentrated Demand for IT

  • 100% Boston
  • 76.9230769231% Nationwide

Top Skills

Baseline Skills

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Writing
  3. Team Work/ Collaboration
  4. Problem Solving
  5. Troubleshooting

Software and Programming Skills

  1. SQL
  2. JAVA
  3. LINUX
  4. JavaScript
  5. Python

Top Occupations

Top 5 Occupations

  1. Software Developers, Applications
  2. Computer User Support Specialists
  3. Web Developers
  4. Computer Systems Analysts
  5. Computer User Support Specialists

Fastest Growing Occupations (2015-2020)

  1. Web Developers
  2. Computer Systems Analysts
  3. Software Developers, Applications
  4. Information Security Analysts
  5. Computer and Information Research Scientists

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