Software Development
Data / Events / Hiring / Jobs / NET/WORK

Here’s the data behind the 500+ jobs available at’s jobs fair, NET/WORK Philly

We've got the inside scoop at the open jobs from companies hiring at the annual event, happening Tuesday, Feb. 25.

What type of job are you looking for? (Chart by
Get pumped: NET/WORK Philly returns to The Fillmore on Tuesday, Feb. 25. 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.

(And if you love this data, please share this article on your social networks!)

Find your dream job. RSVP for NET/WORK Philly hbspt.cta.load(2084427, ‘3192c0bb-b93e-4ad3-87b5-32ffb1860b42’, {});

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.

(All charts below by

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.

Find your dream job. RSVP for NET/WORK Philly hbspt.cta.load(2084427, ‘3192c0bb-b93e-4ad3-87b5-32ffb1860b42’, {});

Companies you will meet at NET/WORK:

Companies: Chatham Financial / NICKL / Astarte Medical / Cesium / Swirl / Burlington / Fulton Bank / Macquarie Group / Exyn Technologies / Red Spark / Vanguard / Crossbeam / Power Home Remodeling / Wodify / Certara / NeuroFlow / Perpay / Freya Systems / Brio / Inspire / Ascensus / Urban Outfitters, Inc. / Engine Room / Deacom / Blackfynn / HealthVerity / Guru Technologies / Promptworks / Think Company / Linode / AWeber / YIKES, Inc. / Urban Outfitters / Sidecar / SEER Interactive / RevZilla / Relay Network / O3 World / InstaMed / Azavea

Before you go...

Please consider supporting to keep our independent journalism strong. Unlike most business-focused media outlets, we don’t have a paywall. Instead, we count on your personal and organizational support.

3 ways to support our work:
  • Contribute to the Journalism Fund. Charitable giving ensures our information remains free and accessible for residents to discover workforce programs and entrepreneurship pathways. This includes philanthropic grants and individual tax-deductible donations from readers like you.
  • Use our Preferred Partners. Our directory of vetted providers offers high-quality recommendations for services our readers need, and each referral supports our journalism.
  • Use our services. If you need entrepreneurs and tech leaders to buy your services, are seeking technologists to hire or want more professionals to know about your ecosystem, has the biggest and most engaged audience in the mid-Atlantic. We help companies tell their stories and answer big questions to meet and serve our community.
The journalism fund Preferred partners Our services

Join our growing Slack community

Join 5,000 tech professionals and entrepreneurs in our community Slack today!


Philly-area gold exchange startup reaches $1M in revenue just 10 months after launch

He started at Neya as an intern. 10 years later, he’s director of robotics — and loving life

What Philadelphians need to know about the city’s 7,000-camera surveillance system

Philly coding bootcamp lands $2.5M donation from Mackenzie Scott

Technically Media