2014 sees competitive job market in Bay Area


Mobile experience will be key

Mobile messaging, wearable tech and educational tech will also be major growth areas in 2014, according to the Robert Walters Global Salary Survey released today. Skills shortages in these areas will make for fierce competition. Growth hackers, and other analytical marketing professionals with experience using metrics and viral tactics to grow user bases, will be increasingly sought after in 2014. We expect salaries to increase slightly, but as many start-ups operate pre-revenue, most recruits will be looking for equity shares to augment wages.

2013 San Francisco key findings:

  • Consumer apps, Saas and mobile advertising saw increased hiring
  • Hiring managers sought data analytics and business intelligence specialists
  • Steady growth of product management roles
  • US venture capital funding steadily increased (+10%) and hiring activity rose among start-ups
  • Business development and marketing were key hires as many start-ups worked toward monetization

Download (for free) the 2014 Salary Survey today.

For more information or to view the full report please contact:

Simon Bromwell, Managing Director (California)
Tel: + 1 415 549 2000
Email: simon.bromwell@robertwalters.com

Laura Johnson, Marketing Executive
Tel: + 1 212 704 9900
Email: laura.m.johnson@robertwalters.com

Robert Walters is one of the leading international recruitment consultancies, with a network of 53 offices spanning 24 countries, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Continental Europe, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, South Africa and South America.

About the Robert Walters Global Salary Survey

Now in its 15th year, the Robert Walters Global Salary Survey provides an in-depth analysis of salaries earned around the world by both permanent and contract workers across a wide range of sectors: accounting & finance, banking & financial services, energy, legal & compliance, luxury retail, risk management & quantitative analytics, and sales & marketing. It also provides an insight into recruitment trends in these areas.

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