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Talent Pool Report
Software Engineers - Europe
Where should you look for talent?
Did you know that a software engineer in London
is over two times more likely to be contacted by a
recruiter than a software engineer elsewhere in the
UK? LinkedIn data shows that:
• There are over to 287,000 software engineers
• Hiring markets in Poland, Berlin, and Reading,
UK are demand saturated and hiring is likely to
• Medium, lower-demand markets like Russia,
Sweden, Italy, and Romania are likely to offer
untapped sources of talent
• Test-driven and agile software development
methodologies as well as specialty Java
development skills are most in-demand
• While this pool is driven primarily by good worklife balance and challenging work, they differ
from other talent in that they see less value in
working for a company with a long-term
• Hidden Gems: These mid-sized markets have relatively
lower demand, meaning hiring is likely to be easier
• High-Demand: These are the largest markets, where
overall demand is also highest and hiring may be difficult
• Saturated: These small to mid-sized markets also have
very high demand, meaning hiring is likely to be difficult
A world of insights can be gathered from LinkedIn’s 175
million members - the world’s largest professional network.
“Java” ,” .net”,” iOS”, and “C++” are some of the most
frequently searched terms by recruiters, showing that the
market for software engineering talent is one of the hottest
in Europe. LinkedIn recruiter activity and member data can
be used to determine supply and demand for this talent
pool. A higher demand index means that the average
professional in a region is receiving more contact from
recruiters than peers in other regions.
Supply (# Professionals)
Demand based on recruiter activity on LinkedIn
Which skills are in short supply?
regions “Hidden Gems”
Number of talent pool members in each region
Recruiter activity can also highlight which skills are in high
demand. For software engineers, our data shows that
professionals with skills like Test-Driven Development, JMS,
Agile Development, and JBoss are highly sought after on
LinkedIn. Therefore, expect to spend more time filling
positions that require these skills.