April 2014: The Popular Pros

2014-04_Dice_by_the_NumbersWith an unemployment rate of less than three percent, just about everyone in technology today is popular with hiring managers and recruiters. That said, professionals in big data, mobile, cloud computing and security take being favored to entirely new levels – Will and Kate levels.

We know because hiring managers are requesting these skilled professionals at record levels as measured by job postings on Dice. Let’s break down the all-time highs:

  • An increasing number of companies across all industries are intent on crunching numbers to analyze customer and consumer behavior. That equates to soaring demand and salaries for tech pros with Big Data experience. Leading the way in terms of an all-time high: Job postings for NoSQL experts (up 54% year/year); postings for Big Data talent (up 46%); Hadoop (up 43%); and Python professionals (up 16%).
  • With more information stored in more places, the need for IT security has never been more palpable. Atop the list of big gainers on hiring managers’ wish lists: Cybersecurity professionals (up 162% year/year), “information security” specialists (up 19% year/year) and job postings for firewall pros, including engineers, admins and engineers (up 7%).
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) makes the most use of cloud computing infrastructure today. A good reason why hiring managers are looking for more and more SaaS developers and project managers (up 20% year/year), as well as tech professionals versed in working in the cloud (up 27%).
  • Mobile devices, apps and content continue to proliferate – as do job postings for user interface and user experience experts (up 18% year/year). Companies are intent on finding ways to not only reach their customers, but create a fresh, aesthetically-pleasing user experience regardless of device.

Shravan Goli
President, Dice

2014-04 All-Time High Dice Report

Note: Skills had to have been tracked for one year and contained in at least 1,000 job postings on any given day to be included in the analysis.

*A single job posting may reflect more than one skill, location or type of position; therefore total figures for those attributes may be greater than total jobs posted.