I love startup scene — that restless environment, fabulous people and strong focus on mission. Really exciting place to be… but somehow we still have 200+ open job position. What's up with that?
When I asked around, I got 2 answers:
- “Startups are for programmers” — no they are not. Startups offer variety of different positions e.g customer support, operations, finance and accounting, compliance, product management, sales and much more.
- “I have no idea what startups are there” — That might be true. Startup world can be quite well hidden if you are not actively participating in it. You might have heard about TransferWise or Pipedrive but only because they have been super successful and constantly in media.
I took some time to look around job market and try to answer these two questions. Not an easy task as there are no single source for job market overview.
Lets dig in…
Engineering and sales account for 56.9% of total jobs. Debunks myth that only programmers work in startups, 62,4% of the positions do not require writing code.
(disclaimer: probably 50/50 is more accurate number as companies use often one job ad for multiple engineering positions)
Estonian startups offer positions in 21+ different countries o.O
and in 27+ different cities
and finishing it up with some nice scattered overview
Hopefully this helps to get a better understanding who is hiring and what kind of jobs are out there.
Link to raw data, have fun https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-cha-0FRbKhNnRUX_9vsYmUbsrTwFgvFsGx5S_5wxIA/edit#gid=2030765615