Market Observations

Q2 2019

We speak daily with high tech software companies and candidates in the greater Boston area and people frequently ask for our observations regarding current job market conditions and hiring practices. Each quarter, we compile our observations from these conversations and make them available to our network. Please note, these are not predictions or based on any numerical data.

It's official! WoodlynPartners now focuses 100% on Marketing positions. We have been recruiting both software Marketing and Sales professionals in the greater Boston area for more than two decades. However, over the past few years we’ve shifted away from Sales recruiting and we now focus exclusively on the Marketing side.

In the last few months, the job market has been steady but not as robust as in previous 2nd quarters. The assignments have been midlevel management to junior roles and heavily focused on tactical and execution efforts.

We’ve continued to accept marketing assignments from offshore software companies looking to expand their presence in the US market. As the economy has improved, they’re looking to gain a larger foothold in the critically important US market.

The top 4 positions most in demand in Q2:

  • Product Marketing Manager/Director
  • Product Management
  • Demand Generation Manager/Director
  • Marketing Manager/Director

Commute continues to be a complex issue. Our small software clients still tend to locate their businesses in downtown Boston however we are seeing more opportunities along the Rt. 128 corridor. Companies are looking for candidates to be in the office but offer more flexibility once established after a few months on the job.

Who's Hiring?

Woodlyn Partners had activity in the following technology areas in Q2:

  • Cyber Security Software
  • Supply Chain Software
  • Information Management Solutions
  • Mobile Technology Solutions
  • CMS Software
  • Open Source Software

The outlook for the 2nd half of 2019 is positive. As we head into summer, the interview process typically does slow down due to people being out on vacation, however companies do hire this time of year. Have a great summer!

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