More than 25,000 job advertisements in July were calling for professionals with experience and skills in electronic commerce in the United States, according to the leading source of business intelligence in real time for the talent marketplace, WANTED Analytics. With firms building out their websites, creating customized retail platforms and offering online marketplaces, there has been a marked increase in demand for electronic commerce professionals. The demand during last month rose by as much as 31 percent on a year over year basis in comparison to the July of 2011 and by more than 50 percent from two years ago.
E‑Commerce skills commonly required
Electronic commerce skills are generally required the most in analyst, marketing and technical occupations. Amongst the most commonly advertised job titles which require a background in electronic commerce include Business Analyst, Java Developer, Marketing Director, NET Developer, Web Designer, E Commerce Manager, Web Content Manager, E Commerce Analyst and Web Developer. Specialists who have experience with electronic commerce are required to have knowledge of particular technologies and tools, especially when it comes to positions that will be involved with developing software and websites.
Some of the skills which are most commonly required include the likes of Adobe LifeCycle ES, application management, business development, customer relationship management, management consulting, Microsoft PowerPoint 9, Oracle E‑Business Suite, Oracle Java and Project Management. Electronic commerce professionals are recruited for jobs most frequently in New York City, with over 2700 jobs advertised in the New York metro area which were requiring this talent just in the month of July alone, a rise of 36 percent in comparison to the same time last year. Other metro areas which also have a high level of demand for such skills include cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.
Employers face challenges
With the demand for hiring continuing, the relatively limited supply of talent of potential candidates with electronic commerce experience is set to create challenges for employers, with recruiters across the US spending an average of around six weeks advertising positions and sourcing candidates.