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Tech Skills- SQL, Java, and Linux: Which Take Longest to Recruit?

Time to fill positions is a key metric for recruiters and in-house corporate HR departments. What are the norms when it comes to recruiting and filling key technical roles requiring SQL, Java or Linux skill sets?

 

Wanted Analytics brings us the data:

 

Technology professionals are in-demand and we’ve seen hiring demand for these jobs grow every month. The 3 most commonly required skills in IT job ads are Structured Query Language (SQL), Java, and Linux. Although it’s likely that many potential candidates have this experience, since they are fairly common skills, the increasing demand and competition among Recruiters makes these jobs challenging to fill. Of these 3 skills, which one is harder to recruit? Today, we’ll compare hiring demand and talent supply for these 3 skills to see which jobs are likely to be filled the fastest and, for the harder to fill jobs, some ways to fill jobs more easily.

 

SQL is the most commonly required skill set with more than 56,000 job ads currently being advertised online by employers. Java is the second most demanded skill. Currently, about 41,000 online job ads list this skill in their requirements. Finally, Linux is included in about 30,000 job ads.

 

Despite being the most demanded skill of all technology jobs, SQL is actually the job with the shortest average posting period. Nationwide, Recruiters leave job ads that require this skill set online for 40 days – or just under 6 weeks. In comparison, job ads that include Java and Linux average a posting period of about 6.5 weeks.

 

So, if you are looking for Java, Linux, or even SQL skills, where should you be recruiting talent from to reduce your time-to-fill? Our Hiring Scale™ shows the 3 cities with the easiest recruiting conditions for these skills. By posting job listings in and sourcing talent from these cities, Recruiters are likely to be able to source from a larger talent pool, see less competition for the talent, and ultimately fill jobs faster.

 

3 Best Markets for Posting Job Ads that Require SQL Skills:

 

  1. Dover, Deleware
  2. Wichita, Kansas
  3. Ithaca, New York

3 Best Markets for Posting Job Ads that Require Java Skills:

 

  1. Ithaca, New York
  2. Wichita, Kansas
  3. Binghamton, New York

3 Best Markets for Posting Job Ads that Require Linux Skills:

 

  1. Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  2. Tucson, Arizona
  3. Scranton, Pennsylvania

And, if you’re looking for a potential candidate with SQL, Java, and Linux skills, be prepared to spend even longer sourcing for candidates. Job ads with all 3 qualifications stay online for an average of 7 weeks.

 

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