Prepared for Cristen T. | Delivered May 13, 2020
Population Size of Different Employee Roles
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To determine the population size of product managers or product owners (at Microsoft, they're called program managers)
UX designers or product designers
UX researchers or user researchers, and front-end engineers or web developers
According to a 2019 Medium report, as of June 2019, there were
17,801 product mangers
in the United States, which represent an increase of 32% in the demand for the position over the last two years.
The industries driving most of the demand include the
, the fintech and financial services sectors, and management consulting.
According to a 2018 Medium report, there are over
238,000 UX designers
, working for 129,000 companies in the U.S.
An Emsi Analyst report estimates that the demand for will continue to increase by at least
10% every year
UX design is the
19th highest paid
position in the US according to Glassdoor.
According to Data USA, there are over
2.15 million industrial
and product designers in the US.
The number is expected to grow at an
annual rate of 5.3%
in the next few years.
According to a report by NNG, the number of user researchers surpassed
1 million worldwide
They estimate that the number will most likely grow to
100 million by 2050.
In fact, there are over 15 online communities devoted specifically to user research, each featuring over
Unfortunately, we were not able to locate a specific number for the US despite going through several industry reports and publications from Nielsen, Medium, and NNG.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are
127,000 web developers
in the US as of May, 2018.
The number of web developers is expected to grow at an annual rate of
1.4% in the next 5 years.
New York and California
are the states that had the most web developers in 2018.
Web developers are most concentrated in companies that provide
and computer system design.