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By December 9, 2019 at 10:00am

THE STATE OF TECH HIRING IN PORTLAND

FIRST HALF OF 2020

TOP SKILLS IN IMMEDIATE DEMAND

1. Cybersecurity
2. Cloud
3. Business intelligence; Network administration*
4. Database management; Web development/website design*
5. Wireless network management

OF TECHNOLOGY LEADERS SURVEYED …

71% plan to expand their teams
99% plan to bring on project-based professionals
82% say it’s challenging to find IT talent in their area
99% are confident in their company’s prospects for growth

TOP STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

1. Maintaining security of IT systems
2. Innovation and investing in new technologies
3. Cloud initiatives
4. Automating processes to increase productivity and reduce costs*
5. Digital transformation initiatives*

TOP STAFFING PRIORITIES

1. Training and upskilling employees
2. Diversifying recruiting strategies
3. Attracting new talent*
4. Retaining existing team*
5. Matching internal salaries to market rates
6. Streamlining hiring process

*Denotes a tie

Source: Robert Half Technology survey of 2,800 IT decision makers in 28 major U.S. markets.

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

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