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Europe talent pools software engineers


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Europe talent pools software engineers

  1. 1. Talent Insights Talent Pool Report Software Engineers - Europe Technical Salespeople September 2012 Executive Summary 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 throughout Europe • Hiring markets in Poland, Berlin, and Reading, UK are demand saturated and hiring is likely to be difficult • 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 strategic vision • 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 Region Quadrant 100 90 SATURATED 80 70 60 50 Demand Index 40 Ireland Reading Wrocław Kraków Bulgaria Edinburgh Berlin Slovakia Amsterdam Barcelona 20 Netherlands, Other Paris Brussels Poland, Other Madrid Romania Zürich 10 Ukraine Sweden Russia Greece Overview United Kingdom, Other Czech Republic Hungary Warsaw 30 Copenhagen 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. London HIGH-DEMAND Israel Belarus Finland Serbia Italy HIDDEN GEMS 1,000 1,500 2,000 3,000 4,000 5,000 7,000 10,000 15,000 Supply (# Professionals) Large, high-demand regions DEMAND Demand based on recruiter activity on LinkedIn Which skills are in short supply? Large, low-demand regions “Hidden Gems” SUPPLY 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.
  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% 34% GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES 41% 47% EXCELLENT COMPENSATION & BENEFITS 41% 30% CULTURE THAT FITS MY PERSONALITY 30% 24% FLEXIBLE WORK ARRANGEMENTS STRONG CAREER PATH A COMPANY WITH A LONG-TERM STRATEGIC VISION 28% 23% 17% 22% 14% Average Software Engineers How 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 engineering positions 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 directly Want to learn more about how your company is already connected to this talent pool and how you can best leverage these assets to reach this important talent pool for job opportunities? Survey 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.