Coding in San Francisco Stats & Trends

Coding skills have never been more in-demand, especially in the hub of innovation and entrepreneurship that is San Francisco. General Assembly has partnered with Burning Glass, a job analytics company, to better understand the San Francisco job market for web development. The stats below represent the past year (May 2016 - May 2017), and answer these key questions:

  • How many companies were hiring for web developers in San Francisco the past year?
  • What were the top companies hiring for web development in SF the past year?
  • What are the top skills required by web developer jobs in San Francisco?
  • How many years of experience are needed for web developers in San Francisco, based on job listings over the past year?
  • What’s the average salary for web developers in San Francisco the past year?

Q1: How many companies were hiring for web devs in SF the past year? In 2016 27K companies we’re hiring for web developers, and 2017 is pacing slightly under that at 26.5K companies.

The height of demand for web developers in San Francisco was in 2015, with 42K companies posting job listings for web developers.

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What were the top companies hiring for web dev in SF the past year?

Not surprisingly, several tech companies are listed in the top 10 companies hiring web developers, including Salesforce (#1), Facebook (#5), Khosla Ventures (#6), and Amazon (#10). More traditional companies stepping up their technology and development capabilities include Accenture (#3), GE (#4), Macy’s (#6), and Wells Fargo (#8). Higher-education also is featured in the top 10 list with Cal-Berkeley appearing at #2.

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Roger Sterling sterling@scdp.com Digital Marketing
Don Draper draper@scdp.com User Experience
Bert Cooper cooper@scdp.com Web Development Immersive