Tech Jobs – Hiring and Salary Trends in Silicon Valley

With two decades of experience as a senior recruiter and business leader, Scott Robarge has served as the principal of his recruiting consultancy, Another8, since 2010. Scott Robarge and his team at Another8 recruit talent to fill a wide range of positions for early-stage and established technology companies.

In a January 2015 article, Forbes reviewed the hiring and salary status for tech jobs in cities around the country, including the Silicon Valley region. Forbes reported that Silicon Valley still ranks as the highest-paying location in the nation for tech jobs, with an average salary that increased by almost four percent from the previous year. Around the country, Forbes found that tech salaries have increased by two percent.

According to the technology job resource site Dice, a variety of Silicon Valley companies, ranging from industry giants such as Google to startup software firms such as Cloudera, are looking for tech staff. The president of Dice, Shravan Goli, stated that venture funding has remained plentiful, and noted that the largest job growth is in big data, cloud services, and mobile applications. Additionally, Doli has noticed that consumer Internet services, such as Uber, have been adding staff.

LinkedIn Recruiting in 2015

Scott Robarge leverages more than a decade of recruiting experience to lead Another8, a recruiting firm he founded that helps technology companies secure talent for a wide range of positions. In his recruiting efforts, Scott Robarge utilizes a variety of online recruiting platforms, including LinkedIn.

At its 2014 Talent Connect conference, LinkedIn announced a number of new tools designed to increase recruiting and hiring efficiency for companies using the site in 2015. LinkedIn currently offers a separate “Recruiter” profile tool that allows recruiters to network with personal connections, as well as supervise outgoing queries.

In 2015, the company is launching a data visualization tool that will allow recruiters with specific requirements to discover more qualified candidates by using search criteria such as experience level and geography. This tool will help recruiters gain access to a broader or more narrow range of data as needed. LinkedIn will also launch a second tool in 2015 that reveals patterns and spot trends across former successful hires, which will enable recruiters to focus on future candidates who may be suitable for the company culture.