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The 10 companies hiring more software engineers than anyone else in Silicon Valley

As demand for software engineers increases, here's a look at the companies hiring most for these positions, according to Indeed.

Today, virtually every company is becoming a software company—by 2020, 73% of enterprises will run almost entirely on Software as a Service (SaaS), according to a recent report from BetterCloud. This is great news for software developers and engineers, as the demand for professionals with these technical skillsets, and the salaries they can command, continue to increase.

But who exactly is hiring for these roles? Indeed collected data on the current demand for software engineers in Silicon Valley, and found the top 10 companies hiring most for these technical positions.

"The demand for tech workers, in particular high end software engineers, is far outpacing supply," Indeed senior vice president of product Raj Mukherjee told TechRepublic. "The companies on this list are constantly reinventing their technology and business models and have huge demand for software engineers to drive such innovation."

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Here are the top 10 companies in the Bay Area hiring software engineers, according to Indeed:

1. Oracle

Oracle remains the most popular database management system, according to DB-Engines Ranking, so it makes sense that they would be constantly hiring software engineers to keep everything running smoothly—especially as MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server begin to catch up to them.

2. Apple

Apple recently unveiled macOS High Sierra, which uses machine learning to enhance privacy, and iOS 11, which features new AR features and navigation improvements, to keep the company competitive with Google.

3. SonSoft Inc.

SonSoft Inc. is a global consulting and IT services firm, and ranks as one of the fastest growing companies in its field, making more software engineers a necessity.

4. SAP

At SAP Sapphire 2017, the company announced a host of new features, including SAP S/4HANA Cloud 1705, an intelligent SaaS tool for enterprise resource planning to automate processes and help businesses become more efficient.

5. IBM

IBM recently partnered with Automation Anywhere to build a software bot solution that can replace manual tasks, and it regularly announces new integrations of its cognitive computing service, Watson.

6. Google

Google has begun focusing on narrow, focused AI products that are good at specific tasks, including an AI-powered smart reply feature for Gmail.

7. Intel

Among Intel's moves into the AI space include a partnership with the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to work on a computing platform that uses AI and machine learning to make it easier for businesses to utilize graph analytics in big data.

8. Facebook

Facebook recently rolled out new protections to keep users from stealing the profile pictures of others, and moved into the business communications space with Workplace.

9. Yahoo

Its surprising to see Yahoo on this list, as the company's direction has been called into question in recent years, and it was recently acquired by Verizon for $4.5 billion.

10. Amazon

Amazon is a cloud powerhouse. It's also continually adding new skills to its Alexa products, and its Echo line currently dominates the market for voice-enabled speakers.

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About Alison DeNisco

Alison DeNisco is a Staff Writer for TechRepublic. She covers CXO and the convergence of tech and the workplace.

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