Robert Half Technology conducted a survey of 2,600 IT decisionmakers to learn more about companies’ hiring plans for the second half of 2018, as well as what skills they need on their teams and what their priorities are for their business.
Overall, the research revealed that technology hiring is not slowing for many roles, and some professionals are even willing to make a move for the right opportunity. A majority of the tech leaders surveyed said they plan to expand their teams, and they expect to see workers move to their cities.
But across the board, leaders say it’s difficult to find skilled professionals in today’s IT employment market. Companies struggle to keep talent on board, as the unemployment rates for several IT positions are much lower than the national average.
So what skills are companies looking for? If you’re a job seeker looking to add to your resume, you may want to improve your understanding of security and cloud projects. IT security and safeguarding company information are a high priority for technology leaders in the next six months, according to the research, which is contributing to the increased demand for security skills.
Technology hiring trends, by city
See the infographics for 26 cities to find out more about technology hiring plans through the end of 2018.
- Dallas-Ft. Worth
- Des Moines
- Los Angeles
- Miami-Fort Lauderdale
- Minneapolis-St. Paul
- New York
- Salt Lake City
- San Diego
- San Francisco Bay Area
- St. Louis
- Washington, DC