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Product Management Continues To Be A Tough Find

Wanted Analytics brings us the following data: Hiring demand for product management skills was strong in 2011 and is projected to continue in 2012. Recently, this skill set was predicted to be one of the hardest to recruit in 2012. We took a look at hiring demand for jobs that commonly require product management skills.


Over the past 90 days, a little more than 26,000 jobs were advertised that included specifications for product management skills in the job description or requirements. This, however, represents a 5% decline compared to the same 90 day period last year. Hiring reached a 4-year high in May 2011, when Recruiters posted more than 14,500 job ads that required product management skills.


Hiring Demand for Product Management Skills – 4 Years


Hiring Demand for Product Management SkillsSource: WANTED Analytics


Demand was highest during the past 90 days in New York. Recruiters here placed almost 2,300 online job ads for product management skills. Despite seeing the most job ads of any city in the United States, this is actually a 5.9% decline in demand. Below are 10 cities that had the highest number of job ads the included product management over the past 90 days. Just 4 cities saw year-over-year increases: Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Dallas.


Cities with Most Job Ads for Product Management Skills


10 cities with the highest volume of job ads for Product ManagersSource: WANTED Analytics


Below are 20 of the most commonly advertised job titles that include product management requirements across the United States. Not surprisingly, Product Managers are the most common. In fact, of the 4,000 employers that are currently advertising for product management skills, 1,600 companies are recruiting for openings that have “Product Manager” in the job title.


  1. Product Manager
  2. Product Marketing Manager
  3. Business Analyst
  4. Director of Product Management
  5. Project Manager
  6. Marketing Manager or Director
  7. Software Engineer
  8. Sales Manager
  9. Program Manager
  10. Sales Engineer
  11. Technical Writer
  12. Account Manager
  13. Business Development Manager
  14. Online Auction Processing
  15. Product Analyst
  16. Film Print
  17. Java Developer
  18. Systems Engineer
  19. Web Developer
  20. Chief Financial Analyst
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