Employers have been making the leap to an online search engine as they scramble to recruit the best candidates.
A study by recruiting firm LendEDU found that engineering salaries have been on the rise in recent years.
A career with a passion for building and designing spaces has become the new standard for many engineers.
The study showed that the average salary for a full-time engineer was $75.84 an hour in 2018.
The average engineer salary increased by $6.25 an hour during the study period.
A full-timers salary was $58,903.
The increase in salary was due to increased hiring in the fields of building and design, according to LendESD.
The survey also showed that engineers have become increasingly interested in network engineering.
The number of engineers with a network engineer job search engine has jumped from 7,000 to 16,000.
LendESTUDIO surveyed engineering job seekers, engineers who have used an online job search platform and engineering professionals in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Spain.
The findings showed that nearly 20% of the respondents said they are currently looking for a network engineering job.
That number increased to 27% for those who have not used an application platform.
More than one-third of respondents said that their first network engineering hiring was online.
A third of the engineering job applicants were working for companies that offer remote work opportunities.
“As more and more companies have started hiring engineers, it’s really about having a more open and transparent recruitment process, said John Gaudin, LendEWeard.
The LendETU survey also found that the number of job postings on the job search site LinkedIn grew by more than 8,000 in 2018 from 5,600 in 2017.
Lately, more companies are also adding an engineering job posting to their job boards.
For example, in 2018, job postings for software engineers increased by more that 7,300.
That increase is due to more job openings in the areas of software engineering and network engineering, according the LendELIGHT survey.
More data about the survey can be found here.