Top 10 Hard-to-Find Tech Skills | Burning Glass Technologies

Hard to find tech skills: Workers using keyboardsIn 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

SkillAverage time to fill
Cloud Security96 days
Jboss Application Server77
Metadata Design73
Integration Architecture70
Distributed Computing69
Information Architecture68
Apache Kafka66
Web Services Security63
Salesforce Integration62
Cloud Computing62

Hard to Fill IT Jobs

JobAverage time to fill
Technical Manager/Director107 days
SAP Manager64
Systems Analyst63
Java Architect63
Salesforce/CRM Developer54
Database Architect54
Cybersecurity Consultant53
Embedded Software Engineer52
Data Manager51
Systems Integration Engineer/Specialist51

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