Where are the Silicon Valley jobs?

Happy Labor Day! Sure, it’s been an incredibly tough job market for many of us and the horizon is still uncertain. Consider, however, the latest labor news out of the California Employment Development Department on hot, Silicon Valley jobs.

Current Top Jobs in Silicon Valley

App developers, marketing managers, and wholesale and manufacturing sales reps are most in demand, according to the EDD Labor Day Briefing for California. In the annual report that includes research of recent job postings based on region, they break down the numbers and list top jobs based on typical education requirements.

So, how do we look in Silicon Valley and the greater San Francisco Bay area?

Most In-Demand Silicon Valley Jobs

The following lists regarding Silicon Valley jobs are based on ads for the San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties during the 60-day period from June 13 to Aug. 11, 2020.

High Skill Occupations

  • Software Developers, Applications: 7,534
  • Marketing Managers: 2,819
  • General & Operations Managers: 1,348
  • Sales Managers: 1,266
  • Registered Nurses: 1,227

Middle-Skill Occupations

  • Web Developers: 1,357
  • Computer User Support Specialists: 697
  • Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers: 527
  • Auto Service Techs & Mechanics: 322
  • Medical Assistants: 289

Entry-Level Occupations

  • Sales Reps—Wholesale & Manufacturing (Except Technical & Scientific Products): 2,395
  • Retail Salespersons: 1,537
  • Stockers & Order Fillers: 1,520
  • First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers: 1,428
  • Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, (by Hand): 1,397

The Job Outlook for California

The 12-page document that reminds us of the painful pandemic-related employment slide—2.6 million nonfarm jobs lost—and the gain back of 800,000 jobs. Below are the top job ads for the state and you can click on the link to see where the jobs are distributed throughout the 15 diverse economic regions throughout the state.

Toolbox for Job Seekers.

For a collection of resources to assist job seekers with job search, career exploration, and
training needs, visit the EDD Toolbox for Job Seekers.

Crediting the Researchers

The EDD says regional job applicant research was captured from the Burning Glass Technologies Labor InsightTM data series. It provides job advertisements from numerous online job boards, including CalJOBSSM, California’s labor exchange system.

Learn More About a Successful Job Hunt

Visit the UCSC Silicon Valley Career Service Hub to learn more about boosting your job search success.

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