Fill the mug to the brim. You’re going to need some extra caffeine to keep up with Java hiring.
Wanted Analytics brings us the data:
With Java skills being one of the most in-demand skills in the US, according to WANTED Analytics™, we reviewed the current hiring demand and talent supply for this tech talent.
Online Job Ad Growth Chart for Java Skills
Monthly total ad volume hit its highest in March 2012 with 84,905 online job ads. Since March, there was a slight 2% dip in hiring demand. Overall, Java skills saw a 113% increase since its lowest point in April 2009 and a 5% year-over-year increase compared to June 2011.
Java skills are required in many different technology jobs. Below are the job titles requiring Java skills that appeared most in online job ads.
The Most Common Job Titles for Java Skills
- Java Developer
- Senior Java Developer
- Software Engineer
- Senior Software Engineer
- Software Developer
- Web Developer
- Java Software Engineer
- Java Architect
- Programmer Analyst
Our candidate supply data shows there are approximately 763,000 qualified potential candidates in the workforce that have Java skills right now and 7,048 employers are hiring. Although there is a large talent pool, our Hiring Scale™ demonstrates that nationally, filling a position requiring Java skills will be very difficult. In the area with the highest demand, Silicon Valley, hiring conditions are also very challenging.
Hiring Scale for Java Skills
At the rate the demand is increasing for such technical skills and difficulty hiring in most areas, employers may need to train employees or seek new talent that is just entering the workforce with Java knowledge to fill positions. In an article by TheServerSide.com, Dave Fecak, an IT Software Developer and Engineer Recruiter, refers to an alternative recruitment strategy for companies seeking top talent. He suggests that they build their brand in the Java community by sponsoring Java user group meetings, maintaining a technology blog, encouraging speaking at events and building a social media following.