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Top trends in San Francisco Hiring

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metro Area – September 2016

Top trends in San Francisco Hiring

Monster Intelligence dug into who’s hiring and for what in San Francisco these days. If you’re recruiting in this area, you’ll want to know what we found.

Located in Northern California, San Francisco is both a leading cultural and financial center with significant high-tech activity in the medical science and Silicon Valley area, located to the south of the city. Home of Wells Fargo, the area attracts a number of venture capital investments and is home to several Fortune 500 companies and educational institutions. The biggest drivers of job growth are the San Francisco metro area's professional and business services, construction, and healthcare industries. In the past year this growth has been slightly offset by jobs shed in the financial activities and manufacturing industries. Still, the area has created 27,000 new jobs over the past 12-months; the unemployment rate was 4.3% in July 2016 which was 0.6 percentage points below the national rate of 4.9%.

By July 2016, about 2.6 million workers were employed in the San Francisco area, and the market accounts for 13% of all jobs posted on Monster in the Pacific region. To give you some insight into what your recruiting competitors are up to, our Monster Intelligence team analyzed data from the CEB TalentNeuron™ tool to identify which companies are posting the most jobs, and which jobs are most listed, and which jobs are most searched. Supporting San Francisco’s influence in high-tech some of the positions most in-demand include application software developers and web developers.

What are companies hiring for?

Most Common Employment in San Francisco:

  • Retail Salespersons
  • Cashiers
  • Office Clerks, General
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Waiters and Waitresses

Most In-Demand Jobs in San Francisco:

  • Software Developers, Applications
  • Marketing Managers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Web Developers
  • Retail Salespersons

San Francisco Jobs:

  • 42% of available San Francisco area jobs are for Technology, Sales, and Healthcare workers
  • Of all open technology positions, 46% of available Technology jobs are for Software Developers
  • Of all open sales positions, 38% of available Sales jobs are for Retail
  • Of all open healthcare positions, 35% of available Healthcare jobs are for Nurses

Most Common San Francisco Jobs Include:

Software Developers, Applications
# employed: 18,310
Annual wage: $127,690

Marketing Managers
# employed: 8,050
Annual wage: $178,010

Registered Nurses
# employed: 33,140
Annual wage: $128,070

Web Developers
# employed: 5,060
Annual wage: $93,130

What are job seekers looking for?

Most viewed San Francisco jobs:

  • Software Developers and Programmers
  • Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
  • Miscellaneous Engineers (e.g., Validation Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, etc.)
  • Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing
  • Miscellaneous Business Operations Specialists (e.g., Project Managers, Contracts Administration, etc.)

Top San Francisco job searches:

  • Planning
  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Customer Service
  • Software Engineer
  • Sales
  • Supply Chain
  • Art
  • Purchasing
  • Business Development

Want to know more about the top trends in San Francisco hiring? Check out the San Francisco Market Overview from Monster Intelligence.

Data finding are based on analysis of all available online jobs reported by the TalentNeuron tool and Monster job seeking activity from more than 22 million unique visitors1.

1comScore Media Metrix, 1Q 2016, 3-month average, (includes all US Mobile + PC traffic)