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2012 Europe Software Engineers | Talent Pools

With over 287,000 software engineers in Europe and saturated hiring markets in Poland, Berlin, and the UK, recruiting top software engineering talent has become a challenge. Download this report to strategically recruit these in demand professionals

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2012 Europe Software Engineers | Talent Pools

  1. 1. Talent InsightsTalent Pool ReportSoftware Engineers - EuropeTechnical Salespeople September 2012Executive Summary Where should you look for talent?Did you know that a software engineer in London • Hidden Gems: These mid-sized markets have relativelyis over two times more likely to be contacted by a lower demand, meaning hiring is likely to be easierrecruiter than a software engineer elsewhere in the • High-Demand: These are the largest markets, whereUK? LinkedIn data shows that: overall demand is also highest and hiring may be difficult • There are over to 287,000 software engineers • Saturated: These small to mid-sized markets also have throughout Europe very high demand, meaning hiring is likely to be difficult • Hiring markets in Poland, Berlin, and Reading, UK are demand saturated and hiring is likely to be difficult Region Quadrant • Medium, lower-demand markets like Russia, 100 Sweden, Italy, and Romania are likely to offer 90 SATURATED HIGH-DEMAND London untapped sources of talent 80 • Test-driven and agile software development 70 Ireland methodologies as well as specialty Java 60 Wrocław Reading development skills are most in-demand 50 Kraków Bulgaria • While this pool is driven primarily by good work- 40 Edinburgh Czech Republic United Kingdom, Slovakia life balance and challenging work, they differ Berlin Amsterdam Other from other talent in that they see less value in Hungary Netherlands, Other Demand Index 30 Warsaw Paris Barcelona working for a company with a long-term Brussels Poland, Other Ukraine strategic vision Madrid Romania Sweden 20 Zürich Russia Israel Copenhagen GreeceOverviewA world of insights can be gathered from LinkedIn’s 175 10 Belarusmillion members - the world’s largest professional network. Finland“Java” ,” .net”,” iOS”, and “C++” are some of the most Serbiafrequently searched terms by recruiters, showing that the Italymarket for software engineering talent is one of the hottest HIDDEN GEMSin Europe. LinkedIn recruiter activity and member data can 1,000 1,500 2,000 3,000 4,000 5,000 7,000 10,000 15,000be used to determine supply and demand for this talent Supply (# Professionals)pool. A higher demand index means that the averageprofessional in a region is receiving more contact fromrecruiters than peers in other regions. Which skills are in short supply?Demand based on recruiter activity on LinkedIn Recruiter activity can also highlight which skills are in high Large, high-demand demand. For software engineers, our data shows that regions 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. DEMAND Large, low-demand regions “Hidden Gems” SUPPLY Number of talent pool members in each region
  2. 2. What do software engineers consider when evaluating a job?Percentage who believe each attribute is important when considering a job opportunity 52% GOOD WORK/LIFE BALANCE 55% 47% CHALLENGING WORK 54% GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH 34% YOUR COLLEAGUES 41% 47% EXCELLENT COMPENSATION & BENEFITS 41% 30% CULTURE THAT FITS MY PERSONALITY 30% 24% FLEXIBLE WORK ARRANGEMENTS 28% 23% STRONG CAREER PATH 17% A COMPANY WITH A 22% LONG-TERM STRATEGIC VISION 14% Average Software EngineersHow can you reach out to this critical talent pool?Reach this critical talent by leveraging the assets you already have on LinkedIn. Beyond that, posting your software engineeringpositions on LinkedIn allows our matching algorithms to put those jobs in front of relevant candidates – active or passive. 1. Employees’ Networks Engage with the talent already connected to your employees Over 6.1M LinkedIn members – including your employees – are connected to this talent pool 2. Company Followers Post relevant information about your company and industry Members are nearly 3x more likely to apply for jobs at companies they follow 3. Company/Career Page Give candidates a picture of what it’s like to work for your company Showcase your employment brand with focused, targeted content 4. Targeted Advertising Dynamically deliver your message to members that fit your opportunity - on and off LinkedIn Drive traffic to your career page and jobs, or reach out to passive candidates directlyWant to learn more about how your company is already connected to this talent pool and how you can best leverage theseassets to reach this important talent pool for job opportunities? talent.linkedin.comSurvey Methodology: In October 2012, LinkedIn conducted online interviews among 7,368 members who reside in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France,Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. Copyright © 2012 LinkedIn Corporation. LinkedIn, the LinkedIn logo, and InMail are registered trademarks of LinkedIn Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and names are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.