A number of major tech companies, including Microsoft (MSFT - Get Report) and Intel (INTC - Get Report) have gone through major layoff rounds due to restructuring, but that doesn't speak for the whole sector.
The job sites for the big cap major tech companies, including Apple (AAPL - Get Report) , Amazon (AMZN - Get Report) Facebook (FB - Get Report) , and Alphabet's (GOOGL - Get Report) Gooogle are overflowing with job opportunities in numerous departments, including legal, economics, customer service, and engineering. You can also find job openings for specific projects, such as Facebook's Instagram app or Apple's iPad or iPhone projects.
Recently, Apple added 70 jobs listings for its maps team. Apple could be responding to the general consensus that Google Maps beats Apple Maps in terms of capabilities and ease of use. Apple's new iOS 11 will make a number of improvements to the iPhone, including "richer and more powerful Maps," CEO Tim Cook said during the company's second quarter earnings call on Tuesday.
If you're looking for a new opportunity in Silicon Valley, TheStreet collected the areas where these four tech giants are hiring the most workers.
Apple is best known for its consumer electronics so it's no surprise that the company has the most job openings related to its iPad, iPhone, and Mac projects. According to its job site, Apple has 600+ job listings for each of the three products. Most of the jobs fall under the function "software engineering."
So what can you expect to make at the Cupertino-based company? According to Glassdoor, software engineers make an average of $122,227 per year at Apple. If you rise to principal software engineer, you can expect to make about $208,333.
Amazon's five-star delivery service doesn't happen by accident. The Seattle-based company has 1,344 open jobs in its Operations, IT and Support Engineering category. The job titles include Data Engineer II, IT Manager, Program Coordinator, Data Center Manager, Software Development Engineer, and Business Analyst.
Glassdoor tells us that a Software Development Engineer at Amazon makes between $100,000 and $120,000 per year, Program Managers make about $94,000 a year, Business Analysts make about $73,760 per year, and Data Engineers make about $102,000.
Facebook's Software Engineering team narrowly beat out its Sales & Marketing team for the most job openings with 309 positions vs. 285 positions, respectively. The job titles under Software Engineering include Computer Vision Engineer, Oculus Scientist, Research Scientist, Software Engineering Manager, as well as being a Software Engineer for various projects, such as Oculus, eye tracking, automation, Instagram, or Mobile iOS.
Facebook's software engineers make about $126,443 per year, according to Glassdoor's average of 1,289 salaries. Surprisingly, Research Scientists make more money than software engineers at Facebook with an average salary of $140,162 based on 76 salaries recorded by the site.
Google divides its job openings into eight categories: Google, YouTube, DeepMind, Google Capital, Google Fiber, Verily Life Sciences, Waymo, and X. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company has the most job openings for its YouTube team, which it bought in 2006 for $1.65 billion. The YouTube job titles include Production Lead for Scripter (Originals), Communications Associate, Music Counsel, Brand Specialist, Software Engineer, Partner Technology Manager, and Global Head of Media.
Software Engineers at YouTube can expect to make a yearly salary of $124,982, while Senior Software Engineers can make up to $173,000. YouTube's Partner Technology Managers make between $133,000 and $144,000, while a Media Coordinator makes a more modest $50,000.