WANTED Analytics has shared the results of a recent survey showing that over 25,000 job ads were posted by recruiters seeking candidates with e-commerce skills and experience, during July 2012. This number is up over 30 percent year-over-year and up 50 percent from July 2010. This increased demand for talent seems to be driven by the need for the expansion of corporate websites to include online marketplaces and customized retail platforms. Those occupations found to require e-commerce skills most frequently include technical, marketing, and analyst positions.
The most commonly advertised jobs requiring these skills include Java Developer, Web Developer, Project Manager, Business Analyst, Software Engineer, .NET Developer, Web Designer, and Marketing Direction. Some of the most commonly required e-commerce skills include: customer relationship management (CRM), System Development Lifecycle (SDLC), management consulting, applications management, Oracle E-Business suite, project management, Adobe LifeCycle ES, Microsoft PowerPoint, Oracle Java, and business development.
New York City was the location most frequently seeking e-commerce professionals in July 2012 with over 2,700 job postings in the metro area. Other metropolitan areas with high demand for e-commerce skills include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle. Los Angeles experienced the greatest year-over-year growth in jobs recording a 52 percent rate increase over July 2011. Not surprisingly, the listed areas are also experiencing the most difficult recruiting conditions for candidates. The best markets for these skills were found to be Charleston, West Virginia, Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Des Moines, Iowa.