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.
— 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:
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.”
— David Flinner (@dflinner) March 30, 2016
— Apul Patel (@apulpatel) December 28, 2016