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Engineering Jobs Set New Hiring Records

Demand for Engineering professionals continues to climb upward. Is there an end in sight or is this just the beginning of a demand phase that promises to continue for decades to come? What is the impact of all these unfilled technology jobs?


Wanted Analytics brings us the data: Hiring for engineers continues and many Recruiters have been searching for information on sourcing these professionals. With growing interest, we decided to look at overall engineering hiring demand. Here are most commonly advertised engineering job titles:


  1. Mechanical Engineer
  2. Electrical Engineer
  3. Manufacturing Engineer
  4. Quality Engineer
  5. Engineer
  6. Project Engineer
  7. Process Engineer
  8. Design Engineer
  9. Engineering Technician
  10. Senior Electrical Engineer
  11. Senior Mechanical Engineer
  12. Test Engineer
  13. Mechanical Design Engineer
  14. Industrial Engineer
  15. Technician

January saw a new high in jobs being advertised, with more than 280,000 postings. About 82% of these jobs were advertised by employers directly, while staffing firms and other recruiting agencies accounted for about 18% of postings. The industries with the most demand for engineers were Engineering Services, Semiconductor and Related Device Manufacturing, and Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology). Engineering Services had the most ads in January with more than 15,000, growing 13% compared to January of 2012.


Hiring Demand for Engineers

Source: WANTED Analytics


Employers in Houston have the most jobs being advertised currently, with about 4,900 listings. Los Angeles, Detroit, San Jose, and New York round out the top 5 metro areas with the most job ads for Engineers. Of these 5 locations, our Hiring Scale shows that Engineers are likely to be the hardest to fill in Detroit. With growing demand (up 30% year-over-year in January), there is more competition to attract talent. However, the talent pool in Detroit is the smallest of these locations. In comparison, employers in New York are likely to experience better conditions. While Detroit scores a 72 (highest possible score of 99,) New York’s Hiring Scale score is 41. It’s likely to be easier than average to fill engineering jobs in New York than the national average.

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