In the technology world, cloud computing and cybersecurity are both hot topics—so it’s no surprise that Cloud Security is the most difficult information technology skill for employers to find in the labor market.
On average, it takes employers more than three months (96 days) to fill a job that requires Cloud Security skills. That’s 19 days longer than the second hardest-to-find skill, and more than double the IT industry average of 45 days.
When you consider technology jobs (and not just the skills themselves), management talent is most at a premium. Technical Manager/Director openings take the longest to fill, at 107 days. That’s significantly longer than the next three positions, SAP Manager (64 days), Systems Analyst (63 days), and Java Architect (63 days).
This analysis is based on the Burning Glass database of job postings collected from more than 40,000 websites, job boards, and online sources. The data cover September 2015 to August 2016. For a deeper dive into one crucial area of the information technology market, visit our report on cybersecurity jobs.
Hard to Find Tech Skills
|Skill||Average time to fill|
|Cloud Security||96 days|
|Jboss Application Server||77|
|Web Services Security||63|
Hard to Fill IT Jobs
|Job||Average time to fill|
|Technical Manager/Director||107 days|
|Embedded Software Engineer||52|
|Systems Integration Engineer/Specialist||51|