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Certification Watch (Vol. 22, No. 45)

The Toughest Tech Jobs to Fill for Big City Hiring Managers


It can take some time to find the right IT professional for your jobs.There are many, many opinions out there about which IT job sector is most affected by a shortage of skilled professionals to take available jobs. Tech employment facilitator Dice posted an interesting brief this week that reveals some data you may not have been expecting to see. Using data from Burning Glass and focusing on the U.S. "tech hubs" of New York, San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, and Austin, Dice has pinned down the 15 job roles it estimates that hiring managers are having the hardest time filling. Software develop (or engineer) is at the top of the list, with nearly six times as many job postings as the next-toughest position to hire, and an average "time to fill" of 39 ... time units of indeterminate length. (Weeks seems a little likelier than days, but we'd accept either. Alas, it's not clear from the post which is intended. The longest "time to fill" is 46 (somethings), which is what you apparently need to plan for if your intention is to hire a computer scientist in New York, San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, or Austin. If you're headed to the job market in the short term, it may be worth your time to weigh the data here.


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