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Online job advertisements for architects rose 20 percent during the last 90 days compared to the same time period in 2012, according to Wanted Analytics, a firm that tracks online job ads. There were a total of more than 16,000 architect jobs advertised in the past 90 days.
New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., San Francisco and Houston topped the list of metropolitan areas with the most job ads for architects.
“Autodesk CAD” was the most commonly required skill in architect jobs. In the past 90 days, 5,500 jobs required CAD skills, representing about 35 percent of all hiring demand.
The 10 most commonly required skills in architecture jobs include:
- Autodesk CAD
- Microsoft Office
- Adobe Photoshop
- Oral and written communication skills
- Bentley Microstation
- Detail oriented
- Project management
- Global positioning systems
- Organizational skills