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Get pumped: NET/WORK Philly returns to The Fillmore on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
Technical.ly believes in making the process of finding your next opportunity as simple as possible: “We’re setting our sights at being the most insightful ally for advancing your career and finding career opportunities,” said CEO Chris Wink. “We’ll do this with our events, services and local business journalism we aim to further strengthen.”
Hopefully, you’ve seen our increased focus on content about career growth, such as our This Week in Jobs newsletter, our growing local tech jobs board, or this month’s editorial focus on hiring trends. That’s because we think that journalism helps us as an organization be smarter about how we deliver info about things we’re promoting — like by taking a deep dive into the data behind the scenes of our annual tech jobs fair.
Will there be a job there for you? That data says yes, emphatically.
Each year, we poll our attending companies about the roles they’ll have open at NET/WORK. This year, we heard from 48 of the exhibiting companies. Below is a look at the type of work, experience levels and salary expectations of the open roles that companies will be promoting at the event.
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What industry categories/verticals best align with your organization?
We asked companies to define the industries they’re in. In some cases, companies had multiple answers — if, for example, it was a digital agency in the healthcare space.
- Software: 50%
- Data and Analytics: 27%
- Other: 20%
- Retail, Advertising Technology, Knowledge Management, 3D Geospatial, IoT, Home Remodeling, Intellectual Property/Legal, Autonomous Robotics
- Artificial Intelligence: 17%
- Financial Services: 17%
- Marketing: 15%
- Cloud Computing: 13%
- Digital Agency or Web Development Firm: 13%
- eCommerce: 12%
- Open Source: 12%
- Healthcare: 10%
- Cyber Security: 8%
- Design: 6%
- Energy: 6%
- FinTech: 6%
- Open Data: 4%
- Sciences: 4%
- Blockchain: 4%
- Tech Training/Digital Access: 2%
- University or Government: 2%
- Automotive: 2%
- Infrastructure: 2%
- Telecommunications: 2%
How many positions are you looking to fill right now?
- 11 companies said 1-2 jobs
- 15 companies said 3-5 jobs
- 11 companies said 6-10 jobs
- 5 companies said 11-15 jobs
- 3 companies said 16-20 jobs
- 3 companies said more than 20 jobs
We’re seeing more big companies getting involved in the tech community and a lot of growth in the companies that are trying to fill between 6 and 15 open positions; the number of companies in that range has nearly doubled since last year. We have aggregated this survey data from exhibitors and public information on their career pages to estimate over 500 total open positions.
What roles are you hiring for?
As expected, those involved with developing a product in the tech space are the most sought after at NET/WORK. Open engineering and software development roles make up 23% of the total roles, backed by project management/operations positions at 18%. Marketing, user experience and social make up 28% of total positions at NET/WORK.
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On average, how many years of experience are expected for the positions you are looking to fill?
We asked companies to tell us for each role (i.e., engineering or marketing) how many years of experience they’re expecting of their incoming candidates. We then took a weighted average of those answers to give a general range for each area.
What do salaries look like?
As an optional question, we asked companies to share what their starting salaries were for the positions they have open and heard from 17 of the participating companies. Although it’s not a big sample size, we thought it would be interesting to share what we saw. Keep in mind, a “starting salary” in this case refers to what the salary is for a person that starts in that specific role, whether or not they are entry-level or require more than five years experience.
Companies you will meet at NET/WORK:
- Presenting Sponsor: Vanguard
- Storytellers: Chatham Financial, Fulton Financial, Deacom and Power Home Remodeling
- Talent Pros: Burlington, Deacom, Pinnacle 21, Linode, Inspire, IntegriChain, Penn MutualPower Home Remodeling, Urban Outfitters, Perpay, Guru Technologies, PromptWorks, Azavea and Macquarie
- RealLIST Startups, the most promising Philly tech companies: VyB, Swirl Technologies, Astarte Medical, NICKL and gettacar
- General Exhibitors: Yikes, Riverside Law, AWeber, Crossbeam, Freya Systems, Phorest, Red Spark, Eigen X, Wodify, NeuroFlow, Exyn Technologies, Blackfynn, Lutron, Revzilla, O3 World, Seer Interactive, Sidecar, InstaMed, Brio, Engine Room, Slalom, Relay Network, Think Company, Ascensus, HealthVerity, OneScreen Solutions, Cesium and Sapient Industries
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