Revised Job Market Statistics

I updated the analysis (previously done on January 21, 2016) using jobs posted within 100 miles of Philadelphia PA (MAS Recruiting’s office location) and then broke the jobs down by salary level. Here is the new analysis and the comparison to January’s data:


March 24, 2016
Total Posted Positions: 298,845
80k+ Jobs: 38,472 (12.9%)
100k+ Jobs: 16,093 (5.4%)
120k+ Jobs: 7,714 (2.6%)
140k+ Jobs: 3,554 (1.2%)
180k+ Jobs: 1,202 (0.4%)
200k+ Jobs: 573 (0.2%)


March 24, 2016
Total Posted Positions: 298,392
80k+ Jobs: 38,865 (13.0%)
100k+ Jobs: 17,707 (5.9%)
120k+ Jobs: 7,559 (2.5%)
140k+ Jobs: 3,142 (1.1%)
180k+ Jobs: 718 (0.2%)
200k+ Jobs: 358 (0.1%)
January 21, 2016
Total Posted Positions: 315,996
80k+ Jobs: 37,782 (12.0%)
100k+ Jobs: 15,752 (5.0%)
120k+ Jobs: 7,453 (2.4%)
140k+ Jobs: 3,384 (1.1%)
180k+ Jobs: 1,211 (0.3%)
200k+ Jobs: 518 (0.2%)

January 21, 2016
Total Posted Positions: 289,687
80k+ Jobs: 39,107 (13.5%)
100k+ Jobs: 20,048 (6.9%)
120k+ Jobs: 9,451 (3.3%)
140k+ Jobs: 4,439 (1.5%)
180k+ Jobs: 971 (0.3%)
200k+ Jobs: 359 (0.1%)
The comparison data between LinkedIn and Indeed is remarkably similar and continue to show that between 75% and 80% of all the posted positions are paying 80k or less in salary.   The March data also shows that recruiting and hiring has not increased at all since January, and that we remain in a flat job market.  This data shows that companies continue to be very careful with their recruiting and hiring and are willing to add lower salary positions to fill some needs, but will not generally hire higher salaried roles unless absolutely necessary.  All of this ties in with what I have seen in my business since Q4 2015.

Mike Sweeny
Principal & Founder
MAS Recruiting

As a Philadelphia area based Executive Search and Recruiting firm, MAS Recruiting offers clients a strong level of recruiting expertise and an unprecedented level of service not received from larger firms.

We have a national list of clients. Our client list includes emerging growth up to Fortune 500 companies. We have strong recruiting experience in a multitude of industry verticals including:

  • Advanced Materials
  • Business Consulting
  • Clean-Tech & Energy
  • e-Commerce
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Technology

Sr. Cloud Software Architect-Philadelphia, PA (relocation is provided)

MAS Recruiting specializes in assisting candidates to secure employment in such industry verticals as advanced materials-chemicals, clean tech, e-commerce, financial services/payments, healthcare, software, and technology. We service companies ranging from early stage startups to Fortune 100.

Our client is a leading international consumer electronics company. Because of their growth, the client has asked us to recruit for a Cloud Software Architect. This position will have the opportunity to design world-class cloud-enabled software and systems solutions to meet a variety of challenging requirements.  You will have the opportunity to join a dynamic group—learning from experiences and from one another; we are always seeking to discover new technologies, computing techniques, innovative designs, and process improvement methods.

This opening will be located in our client’s new Philadelphia development office in the University City section of Philadelphia.

Cloud – Conceptualize, design, and prove out cloud-based architectures that exhibit the right levels of redundancy and scalability to service the needs of today’s customers while providing the growth path to meet the needs of tomorrow. Understand and consider factors such as elasticity, resiliency, security, compliance, and monitoring.

Capabilities – Use your knowledge of existing cloud platforms and techniques—along with your findings on the latest offerings and trends—to bring new capabilities and expertise to the design table, driving innovation and efficiency.

Roadmap – Drive adoption of cloud-enabled services and features across multiple projects by defining a roadmap for consistent cloud implementations and strategies for the company.

Architecture – Design cloud solutions that feature the right abstraction (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, etc.) and appropriate configuration, including concerns such as computing resources, main memory, storage, topology, etc.


  • Architect stable, efficient, and scalable cloud platforms upon which world-class services can easily be built
  • Guide and technically coach teams of other highly skilled computer science professionals to deliver top-quality software
  • Explore emerging trends and technologies to bring new capabilities into the company
  • Mentor and technically develop team members to expand the effectiveness of those around you
  • Work with external consultants to review concepts and designs and to learn patterns and techniques that can be leveraged across projects
  • Assure a high standard of quality in your own work and in the work of others through process and testable design
  • Work with vendors and review offerings and contracts in order to understand and balance factors such as intellectual property rights, physical locations, data availability, service level agreements, and service interruptions


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Physics, or Math, with at least a 3.0 GPA (or equivalent)
  • 8 or more years of industry experience in the field of software engineering, with experience and a track record of accomplishments in cloud-based software design and architecture
  • Ability to work collaboratively while also thriving in a technical leadership position
  • Hands-on attitude and a strong work ethic
  • Ability to pass on knowledge and experience to others in a manner which improves the overall effectiveness of the team
  • Ability to understand, prioritize, and escalate issues related to cloud infrastructure service providers, such as latency, outages, etc.

Interested candidates should send resumes to:
Mike Sweeny
MAS Recruiting

Software Application Developers-Philadelphia, PA (relocation is provided)

MAS Recruiting specializes in assisting candidates to secure employment in such industry verticals as advanced materials-chemicals, clean tech, e-commerce, financial services/payments, healthcare, software, and technology. We service companies ranging from early stage startups to Fortune 100.

We are recruiting for multiple employers in the greater Philadelphia region who are looking for top Software Application Development talent. Our clients have very tough hiring criteria (candidates must be very sharp technically), but in return, our clients offer the opportunity to work on cutting edge technology.


  • Develop scalable software upon which world-class user interfaces can easily be built
  • Design maintainable, elegant, and lasting solutions to meet a wide variety of requirements and feature sets while working closely with a team of other highly skilled engineering professionals to deliver top-quality software to the end user
  • Balance a variety of tasks related to: requirements gathering, user interface design, protocol and communications architecture, database and object model design, software development, testing, trouble-shooting, and software maintenance


  • BS in Computer Science or related degree, with at least a 3.0 GPA (or equivalent)
  • 1-8 years of industry experience in the field of software design
  • Thorough knowledge of computer science and software engineering fundamentals
  • Familiarity and hands-on experience with various design patterns
  • Strong working knowledge of good programming techniques, and familiarity with object-oriented design, database design principles, and basic user-interface design concepts
  • Skillful at solving problems with enthusiasm and creativity
  • Technical experience required in the some of the following areas:

-Object-oriented programming concepts (encapsulation, polymorphism, interfaces, etc.)
-High-level programming languages such as C++, C#, Java, Objective C
-Algorithm design and run-time analysis
-Asynchronous programming techniques
-Basic user-interface design -Web technologies (REST-based web services, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript)
-Database design (table design, stored procedure development)

Interested candidates should send resumes to:
Mike Sweeny
MAS Recruiting