The State of Tech Hiring in Chicago

By December 12, 2018 at 9:32pm

The State of Tech Hiring in Chicago

Q1 and Q2 2019

TOP SKILLS IN IMMEDIATE DEMAND

1. Cloud security
2. Cybersecurity
3. Web development/design
4. Cloud architecture*
4. Cloud computing*
5. Database management

OF TECHNOLOGY LEADERS SURVEYED…

75% plan to expand their teams.
81% have prepared a budget and plan to bring on project-based professionals.
92% say it’s challenging to find IT talent in their area.
98% are confident in their company’s prospects for growth.

91% are training or upskilling teams. The skills they are currently training for most are…

1. Cloud computing
2. Security
3. Project management
4. Data science
5. Web development/design
6. Machine learning/AI
7. Mobile development

TOP BUSINESS CONCERNS

1. Maintaining security of IT systems*
2. Staff retention*
3. Cloud projects/initiatives

*Denotes a tie

Source: Robert Half Technology survey of 100 local IT decision makers from a stratified sample of companies with 100 or more employees.

© 2018 Robert Half Technology. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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