The State of Tech Hiring in Pittsburgh

By June 21, 2019 at 9:00am

THE STATE OF TECH HIRING IN PITTSBURGH

Q3 and Q4 2019

TOP SKILLS IN IMMEDIATE DEMAND:

1. Cybersecurity
2. Cloud security
3. Cloud computing
4. Database management
5. ERP implementation

OF TECHNOLOGY LEADERS SURVEYED …

62% plan to expand their teams.
32% plan to fill only vacant positions.
89% say it’s challenging to find IT talent in their area.
97% are confident in their company’s prospects for growth.

97% will bring on project-based IT employees. Below are the top reasons:

Consultants are part of our hiring strategy 63%
When there’s a sudden vacancy 47%
For especially busy times 43%
For unplanned, time-sensitive projects 32%
When a skill does not exist internally 29%

Multiple responses allowed.

TOP BUSINESS CONCERNS

1. Maintaining security of IT systems
2. Cloud projects/initiatives
3. Innovation or helping grow the business; Investing in new technologies*

*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.

© 2019 Robert Half Technology. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans

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