It's no surprise that IT jobs are some of the hottest, most lucrative and exciting careers around, but some companies are more alluring than others. Job search site Indeed.com searched through its more than 16 million job postings last month, filtered results to focus on only the IT industry jobs, and then ranked each company based on viewer impressions and click-through rate to gauge how appealing each company is to potential candidates.
"With over 16 million job postings globally and more than 200 million unique visitors a month … We compiled a list of the most popular tech company job postings. We then ranked the companies by click through rates on job postings during the month of October. Each company had to have at least 100 job postings to be considered. To compile the list, Indeed looked at the number of job seeker clicks relative to impressions -- or click through rate," according to Indeed.
There were some surprises, says Daniel Culbertson, Indeed.com's lead economist; many of the Silicon Valley heavyweights like Facebook, Google and Apple had received lower job seeker scores than anticipated, and two lesser-known companies, Concur and Reynolds and Reynolds, made the Top 10 list.
"What we see from this list is that job seekers count on a company's reputation. White-hot, consumer-focused companies, social media companies, these are popular household names with services people use every day. But we also see companies with solid reputations, like HR software company Concur that are popular. We think, too, that companies like Facebook, for example, or Google, aren't higher on the list because they're notoriously difficult for candidates to be hired," Culbertson says.
Here are the top 10 most popular companies for job seekers, based on Indeed's research, along with each company's job seeker score.