Boston's Engineering Talent Landscape

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It is concerning to see more of a talent gap surfacing in the engineering sector as more Baby Boomers retire from the industry and not enough students graduate with degrees within this field. As a result, demand for engineering professionals is expected to increase significantly over the next decade. According to Randstad’s Hot Jobs for 2015, demand for engineering professionals is expected to continue increasing significantly over the next decade.

With the growing demand for qualified engineering talent, attracting and keeping skilled individuals is all the more difficult – especially within Boston where the most “in-demand” jobs like Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Quality Engineers, and Process Engineers are difficult to fill.

The impact of this shortage has far-reaching negative organizational effects and successful companies understand specific market conditions, leverage contingent workforces, and have streamlined and improved their overall hiring process.
Take a look below at the current conditions for the Top 5 most in-demand engineering roles in Boston. If you need any assistance filling any of these "hard to fill" roles, please click here and select "Contact to learn more."

Boston - Quality Engineer   

  • Approximately 4,000 active Quality Engineer candidates in Boston
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  • Quality Engineers are currently very difficult to fill both nationally and in the Boston area
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  • Median salary for Quality Engineers within the Boston market is $81,450 versus the national median of $72,100
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Boston – Manufacturing Engineer   
  • Approximately 2,800 active Manufacturing Engineer candidates in the Boston market
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  • Manufacturing Engineers are more difficult to fill in the Boston market, than nationally
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  • Median salary for Manufacturing Engineers in the Boston market is $82,050 versus the national median of $74,500
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Boston – Process Engineer   
  • Approximately 2,700 active Process Engineer candidates in Boston 
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  • Qualified Process Engineers are currently difficult to fill both nationally and in the Boston area
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  • Median salary for Process Engineers in the Boston market is $94,700 versus the national median of $82,300
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Boston – Mechanical Engineer   
  • Approximately 4,200 active candidates in the Boston market
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  • Mechanical Engineering roles are currently difficult to fill in the Boston market, as well as nationally
  • Median salary for Mechanical Engineers in the Boston market is $93,200 versus the national median of $82,850 
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Boston – Electrical Engineer   
  • Approximately 3,800 active Electrical Engineer candidates in the Boston area
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  • Electrical Engineering roles are currently difficult to fill in the Boston market, as well as nationally
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  • Median salary for Electrical Engineers in the Boston market is $96,250 versus the national median of $85,200
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By: Scott Sneyd / On: August 07, 2015 /

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