- December 8, 2015
- Posted by: Lantre Barr
- Category: Articles
WebRTC Jobs on the Rise
In 2015, we have seen plenty of indicators pointing to the growth of the Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) industry. Future Market Insights reports that the WebRTC market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 45.2% between 2015 and 2025, over $1 billion in funding was received by WebRTC companies in 2015 and more than 20 mergers and acquisitions occurred in the market this year. We think that the debate around “Is WebRTC ready?” has been answered once and for all as 2015 comes to an end.
Jobs have been a leading indicator for many sectors of the world’s economy. In this time of technological advancements and futuristic tech, our world will soon resemble movies like Minority Report and iRobot while seemingly creating new job markets overnight. Although we have not yet seen exponential growth in the WebRTC market, we are headed on our way. Lately we have been doing market research for some of our clients allowing us to identify well known companies that are seeking engineers with extensive WebRTC & VOIP experience. Some of these companies are familiar brands such as Cisco, Amazon and Ericsson. What we find most interesting is that companies not traditionally known for hiring WebRTC developers, such as ADP, Netflix, Verizon, and Intel, are now aggressively looking to hire experienced individuals with this skill set.
While we firmly believe that WebRTC is the future of communications, we have not seen a significant increase in the number of experienced WebRTC developers in the market. Large companies are experiencing difficulty building their teams due to a lack of skilled engineers. Consequently, they are acquiring startups, like Fountain, solely for their development teams.
We are seeing a steady growth in WebRTC jobs headed into 2016. WebRTC is now at the forefront of many organization’s product roadmaps and hiring campaigns. Recently, one of the most interesting and talked about job posts came from Apple searching for a WebKit Media Engineer – WebRTC. NewDialTone and Bloggeek.me have discussed indications inferred from this post by Apple in great detail. We see this as just another sign that WebRTC is here to stay for the long run. We are happy to have witnessed WebRTC grow into what it is today, but more so, we look forward to seeing what the future holds with WebRTC NV. In 2016, it will continue to be a developer’s market for the companies seeking to hire seasoned WebRTC engineers.