The State of Tech Hiring in San Francisco

By June 21, 2019 at 9:00am

THE STATE OF TECH HIRING IN SAN FRANCISCO

Q3 and Q4 2019

TOP SKILLS IN IMMEDIATE DEMAND:

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

OF TECHNOLOGY LEADERS SURVEYED …

71% plan to expand their teams.
26% plan to fill only vacant positions.
93% say it’s challenging to find IT talent in their area.
94% are confident in their company’s prospects for growth.

99% will bring on project-based IT employees. Below are the top reasons:

When there’s a sudden vacancy 65%
Consultants are part of our hiring 62%
For especially busy times 54%
When a skill does not exist internally 46%
For unplanned, time-sensitive projects 38%

Multiple responses allowed.

TOP BUSINESS CONCERNS

1. Maintaining security of IT systems
2. Cloud projects/initiatives; Digital transformation projects/initiatives*
3. 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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