Checking Out Hiring Demand for Online Stores

A recent report by eMarketer claimed that worldwide B2C e-commerce sales grew 21% in 2012, surpassing $1 trillion for the first time. The United States alone reached $343.43 billion in e-commerce sales during 2012 and sales are expected to rise to $383.8 billion during 2013. Since 2013 online sales are expected to reach new highs, we thought we would revisit hiring demand for e-commerce skills in the retail industry. Are employers ramping up hiring to meet these expectations? After a slight decrease in December, hiring is beginning to pick back up again. However, hiring volume in January 2013 was only 4% higher than the same time last year. Will we see more hiring activity as the year goes on?

Hiring Demand for E-Commerce Skills in the Retail Industry

Hiring Demand for E-Commerce Professionals in the Retail Industry
SOURCE: WANTED Analytics

The most commonly advertised retail job titles that require e-commerce experience changed slightly since the last time we covered this topic. Web Designer and Java Developer ascended the list. Director Ecommerce and Senior Software Engineer were replaced with Business Analyst and Project Manager Ecommerce.

Most Commonly Advertised Retail Industry E-Commerce Job Titles

  1. Web Developer
  2. Web Designer
  3. Ecommerce Business Analyst
  4. Software Engineer
  5. Project Manager
  6. Ecommerce Marketing Manager
  7. Java Developer
  8. Ecommerce Manager
  9. Project Manager Ecommerce
  10. Business Analyst
Department stores led in demand followed by clothing stores and electronic shopping and mail-order houses. Amazon.com and eBay, Inc. had the most job ads posted online. Sears Holding, Staples, and Macy's weren't far behind.

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