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Cities with Strong Demand for Engineering Talent

The demand for engineering talent continues to skyrocket. Wanted Analytics brings us the following data and observations:

Engineers are growing in demand, with 13% more jobs in October 2014 than during October 2013. But, where is demand growing the most? Today, we wanted to look at hiring for engineers in the 5 cities with the greatest increase in jobs over the past year. If you’re recruiting for Engineers, these cities are likely to see more competition as more companies are hiring. Also, this might tell you if your competitors are beginning new projects in these locations or growing their operations.

 

The 5 cities with the most growth are:

 

Cities with the Most Growth for Engineering Jobs

 

All of these locations experiences significantly more growth than the national average of 13%. Employers in Palm Bay, Florida more than doubled their demand over the past year. When we looked at hiring more closely in this area, we found that there was one employer, Northrop Grumman, that has been driving the increase in hiring in this area.

 

4-Year Hiring Trend for Engineers in the Top 5 Metro Areas

Hiring Trend for Engineers

 

Source: WANTED Analytics

 

Below, we listed the 5 most in-demand types of Engineers in each of these 5 locations. You can see that there are a wide variety of Engineers being recruited in these cities. We included everything that would fall under the engineering occupation classification in the US.

 

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida Madison, Wisconsin
  1. Electrical Engineer
  2. Mechanical Engineer
  3. Engineering Technician
  4. Quality Engineer
  5. Manufacturing Engineer
  1. Mechanical Engineer
  2. Manufacturing Engineer
  3. Quality Engineer
  4. Electrical Engineer
  5. Project Engineer
Columbia, South Carolina Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
  1. Quality Engineer
  2. Manufacturing Engineer
  3. Mechanical Engineer
  4. Electrical Engineer
  5. Process Engineer
  1. Mechanical Engineer
  2. Electrical Engineer
  3. Project Engineer
  4. Engineer
  5. Process Engineer
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
  1. Manufacturing Engineer
  2. Quality Engineer
  3. Process Engineer
  4. Electrical Engineer
  5. Controls Engineer

 

In addition, we looked at overall hiring conditions in each of these locations. If there is growing demand, will recruiting become more difficult? Our Hiring Scale uses supply and demand factors to calculate a score from 1 (easy to fill) to 99 (hard to fill). Currently, engineering jobs score a 60 on average across the US. Of these 5 cities, 3 score above the national average: Albany, Columbia, and Madison. This means companies hiring for Engineers in these cities will experience more difficulties than the rest of the country. The city with the most difficult conditions of these 5 is Albany, which scores a 72 on the Hiring Scale. Here, there are more than 300 employers currently recruiting for Engineers, making competition very fierce.

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