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Survey: Higher demand for engineering jobs

May 21 2013

Seventy-three percent of employers who hire engineering talent are likely to hire over the next 60 days, according to Monster Worldwide Inc.’s (NYSE: MWW) ‘Recruiting for Engineering Talent’ study.

However, the survey found employers are not confident in their ability to acquire all the talent needed.

Thirty-nine percent of employers hiring engineering talent are confident they will be able to staff all their engineering job opportunities. Hiring challenges include a small talent pool with a lack of qualified candidates (74 percent), driven by highly specialized job requirements (56 percent), and non-competitive salaries (44 percent).

 “Demand for engineers remains positive over the past year,” said Jeffrey Quinn, vice president, global Monster insights. “Our recent survey reveals that there is both a need for a variety of engineers, including industrial and mechanical engineers, and higher activity by potential candidates. On average, engineering jobs posted to Monster see 44 percent more views today than the same period a year ago.”

According to Monster internal data for the past 120 days, the top 10 engineering job opportunity occupations are:

  1. Industrial engineers
  2. Mechanical engineers
  3. Electrical engineers
  4. Civil engineers
  5. Electronics engineers (except computer)
  6. Electronic engineering technicians
  7. Industrial safety and health engineers
  8. Industrial engineering technicians
  9. Computer hardware engineers
  10. Aerospace engineers

Monster surveyed 200 employers who expect to recruit engineering talent in the next 12 months via an online survey. The engineering-related survey ran for two weeks in the months of January and February 2013.

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