One day ago, LinkedIn revealed their August Workforce Report of national hiring in the United States. LinkedIn Workforce Report focuses on the latest national data on hiring, skills, and migration trends through July 2018 in 20 of the largest U.S. metro areas, which are Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland-Akron, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Nashville, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C.
As said by LinkedIn:
“With over 150 million LinkedIn members in the United States, we have unique insight into the real-time dynamics of Americans starting new jobs, learning new skills, and moving to new cities.
As explained by LinkedIn:
“As more industries rely on big data to make decisions, data science has become increasingly important across all industries, not just tech and finance.”
In the same context, LinkedIn pointed out that the shortage of people with data science skills is smaller, but growing faster, than the national shortage of software development skills (which includes programming languages, like C++ and Java), as there’s a shortage of 212,838 people with software development skills today.
LinkedIn also points out that there are still cities in the U.S. today with surpluses of data science skills, which are:
” There is a big opportunity for people who are interested in data science to learn new skills and successfully find a job in this in-demand field.”
On the other hand, New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Los Angeles also see the greatest shortages across all skills.
When it comes to cities with the greatest surpluses across all skills, LinkedIn reported that New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia come on the top.
As commented by LinkedIn:
” Austin’s thriving tech scene is a big magnet, as indicated by large skills shortages in development tools and data storage technologies. But the city also has severe shortages in non-domain-specific skills like oral communication and digital literacy.”
Regarding migration, LinkedIn August’s workforce report points out the U.S. cities gaining the most people, The cities losing the most people, and the cities with the most total migration numbers.
Austin, Denver, and Nashville come on top of the list of the U.S. cities gaining the most people.
While Wichita, Bryan-College Station, and Urbana-Champaign come on top of the cities losing the most people list.
Austin, Denver, and San Diego are the U.S. cities experiencing the most total migration (workers moving into and out of a city).
“This list captures the most transient cities. For every 10,000 LinkedIn members in Austin, 681.3 arrived in or left the city in the last 12 months.”
LinkedIn also publishes these monthly reports for Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland-Akron, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Nashville, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C., in order to enable its users across the United States to identify which skills are in shortage in those cities, and which jobs are available.
“Our vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Whether you’re a worker, an employer, a new grad, or a policymaker, we hope you’ll use these insights to better understand and navigate the dynamics of today’s economy.”