Strayer@Work did an analysis of LinkedIn data to determine the gap between the supply of an Information Technology skill and the demand for that skill. “A negative gap number indicates an opportunity for job seekers to make themselves more marketable by developing that skill and for companies to develop the skill within their workforce.”
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* How many times more likely a person is to have a particular
skill than the general population of LinkedIn users.
Glassdoor’s 25 Best Jobs in America for 2016 included Solutions Architect and Mobile Developer in the top five. They earned that ranking because the number of job openings, salary level and career opportunities were best in class. Interestingly Solutions Architecture seems to have more supply than demand, at least in the Strayer@Work analysis of LinkedIn data. Why the discrepancy?
Riff Shaheen, Executive Recruiter in Information Technology at Smith Hanley Associates, believes that many candidates have some solutions architecture exposure but candidates with in-depth experience and the leadership skills to drive the direction of the “solutions” and the team are a rare find. These strong candidates often also have programming language and database skills. They are the most well rounded of candidates.
Candidates with expertise in mobile technology are much more focused in their skill set. Mobile developers spend their days coding and troubleshooting software as well as documenting the systems they design and develop. Specific experience with Android and/or IOS systems is often required as well as knowledge of agile and scrum methodologies.
Looking to hire or find a new position in Information Technology? Contact Riff Shaheen, Executive Recruiter at Smith Hanley Associates, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-319-4300. She would love to help you fulfill all of your information technology needs.