The advantages of working in Silicon Valley are well-known – big pay, great perks and genius minds for company.
If you plan to join the well-heeled employee clubs of some of the world’s most powerful companies there, it may be handy to think about where you are planning to go to school.
HiringSolved’s new report titled 2017’s Most Wanted Tech Employee analysed more than 10,000 public profiles of tech workers hired or promoted in 2016 until February 2017. The aim is to give a first-hand view of which skills and education backgrounds are most in demand in the technology job market.
Silicon Valley Hires Most Alumni from these 10 Schools – None of which are Ivy League https://t.co/CkONo380nM pic.twitter.com/4JWV5CNnBt
— HiringSolved (@Hiringsolved) April 25, 2017
Apart from wanting graduates with Python and Java skills (the top two most-wanted new grad skills), the companies are also looking at the applicants’ education backgrounds, particularly, which colleges and universities they come from.
These are the top 10 universities the biggest companies in Silicon Valley love hiring from:
1. University of California, Berkeley
4. University of Southern California
5. The University of Texas at Austin
6. Georgia Institute of Technology
7. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
9. University of California, San Diego
While the top 10 skills most-wanted by Silicon Valley tech companies are:
In addition of mastering the most-wanted skills and graduating from the desired colleges, HiringSolved co-founder and CEO Shon Burton said their research suggests “Silicon Valley is looking for a strong fundamental understanding of the basics of technology in their new hires.”
“Often what separates say, a good engineer from a great one, is a knack for understanding the baseline ‘how’s’ and ‘why’s’ of how things work – the physics of the technology.”
“Having a deeper, more well-rounded comprehension makes a great engineer because they’re thinking creatively and when the technique fails, they have the ability to fix the issue.
“This is the key to a desirable Silicon Valley job candidate.”
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— Apul Patel (@apulpatel) December 28, 2016
Now you know how you can get prepped for that US$133,000 annual pay and nap pods for your midday siesta at Google!
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