Customer service should be a key strategy for any company and, based on hiring demand for CRM skills, it seems that employers are focusing on it. In September, there were more than 71,000 job ads that required CRM or customer relationship management skills for potential candidates. After a peak of 76,000 job ads in March, demand has declined slightly. However, this skill is holding strong and remains one of the most in-demand skills for jobs in the US.
Hiring Demand for CRM Skilled Professionals – 4 Year Hiring Trend
There are 3 fields that most commonly need CRM skills – technical jobs that build, program, and customize CRM software and sales and marketing positions that are likely to use the program to track and monitor customer service and various promotions. Positions with the highest demand for CRM knowledge and experience during September were Computer Systems Analysts, Sales Managers, Marketing Managers, Sales Representatives (services) and Sales Representatives (wholesale and manufacturing).
Our Hiring Scale shows us that these positions will be somewhat challenging for Recruiters since competition is still fierce among employers to attract potential candidates. On average, job ads remain online for 6 weeks across the US. Of course, this will vary by location depending on regional variables. For example, job ads in Binghamton, New York remain online for one of the longest time periods across the US. Here, jobs over the past 12 months have averaged a 10 week posting period. On the other hand, Cumberland, Maryland averages one of the shortest posting periods at less than 3 weeks.
Average Posting Period for CRM Jobs Across the US
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