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Engineers in Demand? Which ones?

Engineering continues its torrid hiring pace across many industries and geographic regions. Wanted Analytics brings us the details on hiring in this sector:

 

Overall demand during 2013 is pacing 2% ahead of 2012. However, recent hiring for Engineers is actually down slightly. When comparing November 2013 to November 2012, the number of job ads decreased 4%. Engineers were most in-demand in Houston, TX, particularly in the support activities for oil and gas operations industry. Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, and San Jose rounded out the 5 locations with the most job ads posted online for Engineers. Particularly, companies were looking for the following types of Engineers:

 

Most In-Demand Engineers

 

  1. Industrial Engineers
  2. Mechanical Engineers
  3. Electrical Engineers
  4. Civil Engineers
  5. Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
  6. Industrial Safety and Health Engineers
  7. Petroleum Engineers
  8. Computer Hardware Engineers
  9. Environmental Engineers
  10. Aerospace Engineers

 

Of the most commonly advertised engineering occupations above, only 4 experienced year-over-year growth: Industrial Engineers, Civil Engineers, Industrial Safety and Health Engineers, and Petroleum Engineers. Petroleum Engineers experienced the largest increase, rising 43%. This increase was mostly attributed to growing demand in the support activities for oil and gas operations industry.

On average, recruiting for Engineers is likely to be moderately difficult, scoring a 59 on our Hiring Scale. Our Hiring Scale score ranges from 1 – 99, with 99 denoting hardest-to-fill. Competition for talent becomes more challenging in Houston, the area with the highest number of job ads, scoring a 71. Industrial Safety and Health Engineers and Industrial Engineers score the highest of the jobs listed above, scoring an 80 and 79 respectively, indicating that they will be the most difficult-to-recruit. The recruiting difficulty for these 2 jobs actually increased since July 2013, when we reported on the Hardest-to-Fill Engineering Jobs. To give you a competitive advantage recruiting these hard-to-fill jobs, we looked at the best locations to source Engineers.

 

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