- Mechanical Engineer
- Electrical Engineer
- Manufacturing Engineer
- Quality Engineer
- Project Engineer
- Process Engineer
- Design Engineer
- Senior Mechanical Engineer
- Senior Electrical Engineer
Since the recession bottomed out, hiring demand for Engineers has been on the rise. The volume of job ads increased 91% since June 2009 and surpassed pre-recession levels in March 2011. A new high was seen during March 2012 with more than 162,000 jobs advertised online.
Hiring Demand Growth Chart for Engineer Positions – 4 Year Hiring Trend
Industries with the most demand for Engineers are:
- Engineering Services
- All Other Business Support Services
- Semiconductor and Related Device Manufacturing
- Executive Search Firms
- Computer Systems Design Services
- Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing
- Aircraft Manufacturing
- Administrative Manufacturing and General Management Consulting Services
- Research & Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
- All Other Support Services
As might be expected, recruiting throughout the country is more likely to be difficult. However, this is with some exceptions. Our Hiring Scale™heat map shows the difficulty levels of recruiting for Engineers in the US. The green areas are the cities with the best recruiting conditions. These include Palm Bay (Florida), Bingham (New York), Poughkeepsie (New York), Casper (Wyoming) and Houma (Louisiana).
Houston, TX had the most demand for Engineers while Schaumburg, IL experienced the highest increase in demand over the past year. On average job ads are posted online for 45 days, just over 6 weeks. This time can be reduced by posting ads in cities like Dover, DE. Hiring conditions may not be improved in this area, but average posting period is less, which can indicate that time-to-hire might be quicker. Below is a snapshot of the posting period heat map.