Wanted Analytics brings us the following:
When you think of hiring demand in the Silicon Valley, the first thing that comes to mind is probably tech talent. Yes, IT occupations are growing fast in the Valley. However, there are other occupations and skills with an increasing number of job ads. In this post, we look at some of those jobs – and how difficult it is to fill them in the San Francisco and San Jose areas.
Below are the 10 most demanded (not tech related) occupations in the San Jose and San Francisco areas during December 2011. 8 of these occupations saw year-over-year growth in hiring compared to December 2010. Healthcare jobs are growing steadily in this area, with Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, and Occupational Therapists appearing in the below lists. In fact, of the 10 occupations below, Physical Therapists had the highest year-over-year growth at more than 170%. Only Marketing Managers and Retail Sales Managers saw a decline in online job ads. However, Marketers were the most demanded occupation that wasn’t tech related in December.
|Occupation||Volume of Job Ads||% Change vs. December 2010|
|Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants||593||+11.5%|
|First-line Managers/Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers||572||-16.9%|
Of the above 10 occupations, Recruiters are likely to see the most difficulty when sourcing for Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Marketing Managers. Our Hiring Scale™ shows that the local talent pool of Occupational and Physical Therapists consists of about 1 potential candidate for every job advertised in the Silicon Valley. The talent pool of Marketers is also small, with about 2 potential candidates currently working in this field in the local area. Companies that are hiring for these jobs are likely to see high competition for candidates and a longer than average time-to-fill. For example, the average duration of an online job ad for Physical Therapists is about 7 weeks.