Visual Effects of Animation Hiring

Last year, we covered hiring demand for animation skills and saw that the number of job ads for these professionals was growing to new highs. Has demand continued? Or was it just a visual effect? In February, there were 6,600 jobs available online that specified animation skills. Despite rising after the seasonal lull, hiring demand is down from February 2012 by approximately 10%.

Hiring Demand for Animation Skills - 4 Year Hiring Trend

Hiring Demand for Animation Skills
Source: WANTED Analytics

During February, the highest number of job ads was seen in Los Angeles. Last month, there were approximately 850 ads posted online in LA. New York, San Francisco, Washington (DC), and Seattle rounded out the 5 metro areas with the most jobs for animation skills. Of these locations, New York was the only metro area to see a year-over-year increase in hiring. In February, there was 20% more ads for animation skilled professionals than there was in February 2012.

The most commonly advertised job titles that require animation skills are:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Flash Developer
  • Animator
  • Art Director
  • Instructional Designer
  • Senior Logistics Manager
  • Software Engineer
We expected to see Graphic Designers, Web Designers/Developers, and other Artistic job titles. We were somewhat surprised that Senior Logistics Manager made this list, however. After looking at the job ads, we saw that many logistics jobs require using animations or multimedia to assess operations. Did any of these job titles stand out to you?

On average across the US, Recruiters and hiring managers are likely to experience moderate difficulties when sourcing candidates for these positions. The average Hiring Scale score for animation jobs is a 57 (out of a possible 99.) The most difficulty is likely to be seen in Tallahassee, Florida, which scores an 89 on our Hiring Scale.

Hiring Scale for Jobs that Require Animation Skills

Hiring Scale for Jobs that Require Animation Skills
Source: WANTED Analytics

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