Last week CareerBliss featured their list of the Happiest Tech Companies in America, which is measured by employee reviews regarding company culture, growth opportunities, and management. We took a look at hiring demand at these companies.
Happiest Tech Companies in America
- Texas Instruments
- EMC Corp
- HCL Technologies
- Advanced Micro Devices
In March, there were more than 9,600 job ads posted online at the 10 tech companies listed above. This is an 18% decline when comparing March 2013 to March 2012. Intel experienced the highest job ad volume followed by EMC Corp., Google., and Yahoo!. The chart below shows hiring demand peaking in October 2012. When we further investigated hiring trends at this time, we noticed that Intuit increased their demand for business and financial operations occupations during that period.
Hiring Demand for Happiest Tech Companies – 4 Year Hiring Trend
In March, Software Developers were the most commonly advertised occupation at the happiest tech companies in America. While IT and engineering positions dominate the list of the most in-demand jobs at these companies, it's interesting to see Marketing Managers as the #2 position, rising 7% in the past year. Industrial Engineers saw the most growth when comparing March 2013 to 2012, increasing 126%.
The Most Commonly Advertised Occupations at the Happiest Tech Companies in America
- Software Developers, Applications
- Marketing Managers
- Software Developers, Systems Software
- Computer Systems Engineers/Architects
- Computer Hardware Engineers
- Industrial Engineers
- Network and Computer Systems Administrators
- Information Technology Project Managers
- Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers
- Computer User Support Specialists
Of course, the happiest tech companies most commonly advertise in the tech capital, Silicon Valley. The majority of the companies listed above have offices or their corporate headquarters located here. The San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (CA) metro area is the home of Intel's corporate headquarters and they had the greatest hiring activity in the past month. While the Silicon Valley experienced the most demand, Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro (OR) metro area, also known as the Silicon Forest, had the largest growth, increasing 53% in the past year. Intel also has locations in this area. During October 2012, Intel announced plans to expand their D1X research fab, which would double the size of the existing facility in Hillsboro (OR).
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