Startups and established tech companies are in a recruiting mode that is making software engineers in high demand once again.
InformationTechnologyCrossing, a job aggregator site for the computer industry, has seen a sharp rise in the number of openings posted on employer sites. The site was able to track down 95,000 new jobs in the last seven days alone.
The shortage of software engineers and other IT staff means that those in the right place are in the driver’s seat. InformationTechnologyCrossing.
The University of Washington‘s computer science and engineering seniors have reported that their starting salaries are as high as $105,000. The long term trend for computer science majors is excellent according to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology.
But California’s unemployment rate stayed at a high 12 percent and the state lost almost 12,000 jobs between February and March. This marked the end of five months of consecutive jobs gains.
Most of the tech firms in Silicon Valley have a lot of job openings available on their websites. This is particularly true of startups that do not have huge funds available to advertise their openings on the usual public job boards.
Ford’s Doug VanDagens, director of its connected service solutions says that the company is on a growth binge. Engineers with skills in cloud computing and mobile software applications are in high demand.
Silicon Valley emerged as the area with the highest average salary in IT at $99,028 per year. 29% of the private workforce in the region was employed in the tech industry in 2009, the highest in the nation.
InformationTechnologyCrossing, a job aggregator website for people in the IT industry, has seen a huge increase in the number of IT job postings in Silicon Valley. The site has been able to gather over 8,000 job postings in Silicon Valley.
The trend in IT hiring across the country is definitely on the upswing. InformationTechnologyCrossing, a job aggregator website for people in the IT industry, has seen a huge increase in the number of IT job postings.