Who Needs a Job?

The unemployment news remains bleak as we suffer through the highest unemployment rate of the past 20 years.  Companies large and small are shedding jobs at an unprecedented rate, and many in corporate America are sitting on pins and needles as the next round of job cuts approaches.

But there are a few bright spots in the employment marketplace – and enterprise architects and IT strategists may fare better than most.  Using data from the job aggregation service indeed.com provides some interesting analysis of the marketplace.


Enterprise Architect

There are currently more than 330 Enterprise Architecture jobs open across the US. These jobs are a subset of the more than 1300 jobs that are related to EA, such as enterprise system architects, enterprise data architects, etc.

Salaries: 

Job salaries for EA positions seem to be holding up in the recession.  The distribution of  jobs starts at the $90k level, and has offers at $160k and higher.

  • $90,000+ (175)
  • $110,000+ (131)
  • $130,000+ (21)
  • $160,000+ (6)

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Geography

EA jobs are distributed across the country, with the majority centered on DOD and financial headquarters.
 

  • Alexandria, VA (35)
  • Atlanta, GA (24)
  • New York, NY (12)
  • Chicago, IL (12)
  • Erie, PA (11)
  • Northbrook, IL (6)
  • Macdill AFB, FL (5)
  • Washington, DC (4)
  • Philadelphia, PA (4)
  • Honolulu, HI (4)
  • Fairmont, WV (4)
  • Linthicum, MD (4)
  • Rockville, MD (4)
  • San Francisco, CA (3)
  • Mountain View, CA (3)
     

Companies


Hiring for Enterprise Architects is definiately skewing toward DOD related companies,  BAE, Lockheed, and Northrup looking for 57 EA’s between them.  The top hirers include:
 

  • BAE Systems, North America (33)
  • Lockheed Martin (16)
  • Ajilon (10)
  • Unlisted Company (10)
  • Northrop Grumman (8)
  • ManTech (7)
  • TEKsystems (7)
  • Scholastic Inc. (6)
  • SAIC (6)
  • Company Confidential (4)
  • Booz Allen Hamilton (4)
  • Kforce (4)
  • Arbella Insurance Group (4)
  • Comcast Interactive Media (4)
  • Modis (4)


Strategic Planners are equally in demand. We will cover those opportunities in a future posting. For more information about the jobs available from the companies above, please check out www.indeed.com.