The Tech San Diego Talent Pulse

We are excited to announce a new partnership with the San Diego North Economic Development Council and introduce the newly updated Talent Pulse, the monthly talent reference report derived from hundreds of job boards that look at labor market trends as measured by job postings.

The raw data is provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International.


March saw a significant increase in hiring activity in the San Diego tech community.  Compared to February, the number of unique job postings was up 19%!  These sorts of increases were seen in all of the occupations that we track in this report and across all industries.   The unweighted average annual salary for those postings (approximately 20%) where compensation is listed topped  $110,000 for the first time.

Year over year job postings were up 7% and just 4% lower since before the pandemic (October 20219).   Such trends are more evidence that COVID-19 precipitated really two recessions – a mild dip for technology sectors and a significant shock for service industries like restaurants and hotels.



About the Analyst

Erik Bruvold, CEO, SDNEDC is an economic and workforce development expert with more than 25 years of experience working in higher education and non-profit management positions. In multiple positions and for multiple organizations I have served internal and external stakeholders with understandable research that focuses on specific action steps and concrete results and implemented many of those findings to produce measurable positive outcomes. Built operational and strategic reserves for the first time in the organization’s 25 year history.  My research and commentary has been covered by national news media, the Union-Tribune, KBPS, the San Diego Business Journal and multiple local TV stations.



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