From the FTC's privacy settlement with Facebook to Google+ making business pages available, social media has been a major topic in recent news. These recent announcements and changes are likely to change the way businesses use social media as a strategy to connect with current and potential customers, and employers have not slowed their demand for professionals with social media skills. Hiring for social media skills continues to grow, with almost 9,000 new online job ads for this skill set over the past 30 days – a 48% increase versus the same time period in 2010.
Hiring Demand for Social Media Skills – 4 Years
Below is a list of the 10 occupations that saw the highest volume of job ads with social media experience requirements. Not surprisingly, job ads for marketing and public relations positions most commonly include these skill requirements. It also seems that sales professionals are more frequently being required to connect with their customers online. The volume of job ads for Sales Representatives of Services and Financial Services saw the largest year-over-year growth of the below list.
|Occupation||Volume of Job Ads||% Change vs. 2010|
|Public Relations Specialists||1,014||+16.3%|
|Sales Representatives, Services||954||+1,734.6%|
|Public Relations Managers||539||+43.7%|
|Advertising Sales Agents||362||+122.1%|
|Market Research Analysts||351||+7.7%|
|Sales Agents, Financial Services||273||+13,550.0%|
|Computer Software Engineers, Applications||255||+32.8%|
We used our Hiring Scale™ to look at the locations that are currently experiencing the easiest recruiting conditions for each of these 10 occupations. If you're sourcing for candidates with social media experience, try looking for potential candidates in these areas since the talent supply is larger in relation to the hiring demand.
Hiring Scale for Marketing Managers with Social Media Skills – Dayton, Ohio
Hiring Scale for Public Relations Specialists with Social Media Skills – Denver, Colorado
Hiring Scale for Sales Representatives, Services with Social Media Skills – Portland, Oregon
Hiring Scale for Web Developers with Social Media Skills – Jacksonville, Florida
Hiring Scale for Public Relations Managers with Social Media Skills – Detroit, Michigan
Hiring Scale for Advertising Sales Agents with Social Media Skills – Denver, Colorado
Hiring Scale for Market Research Analysts with Social Media Skills – Stamford, Connecticut
Hiring Scale for Personnel Recruiters with Social Media Skills – Cleveland, Ohio
Hiring Scale for Sales Agents, Financial Services with Social Media Skills – Omaha, Nebraska
Hiring Scale for Computer Software Engineers, Applications with Social Media Skills – Atlanta, Georgia
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