It seems like every day there are more announcements about new mobile developments. With all the recent news about mobile technology, we wanted to take an updated look at hiring demand for mobile tech talent. In March 2013, there were more than 82,000 jobs available online for computer and IT talent that have mobile skills. This is not only a 22% year-over-year increase from last March, but also marks a new high in demand.
Hiring Demand for Mobile Technology Jobs – 4 Year Hiring Trend
Below are the 10 technical occupations that had the most job postings during March. Of the below, only Systems Software Developers declined in demand compared to last year. IT Project Managers and Applications Software Developers increased the most, up 47% and 33% respectively.
- Software Developers (Applications)
- Web Developers
- Computer User Support Specialists
- Network and Computer Systems Administrators
- Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers
- Information Technology Project Managers
- Computer Systems Analysts
- Computer Programmers
- Computer Systems Engineers/Architects
- Software Developers (Systems Software)
With the growing demand, and considering that tech jobs are generally hard-to-fill, it's probably not surprising that Recruiters are likely to experience challenges when sourcing potential candidates for these positions. Our Hiring Scale scores mobile technology jobs as a 78, out of a possible 99. This means that these jobs are likely to be very difficult-to-fill on average across the US. The below heat map of major metro areas in the US confirms this. There are only a few green locations, which would represents locations that currently represent the best conditions for finding qualified potential candidates.
Hiring Scale Map of US – Difficulty-to-Fill for Mobile Technology Jobs
The most difficulties are likely to be seen in Columbia (MO), Bloomington-Normal (IL), and Dubuque (IA). These 3 locations all score higher than a 90 on our Hiring Scale. San Francisco, part of the Silicon Valley, is the 4th hardest location, scoring an 88.
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