The State of Tech Hiring in Seattle

By on December 9, 2019 at 10:00am

THE STATE OF TECH HIRING IN SEATTLE

FIRST HALF OF 2020

TOP SKILLS IN IMMEDIATE DEMAND

1. Cybersecurity
2. Cloud
3. Blockchain; Database management*
4. Virtualization
5. Network administration

OF TECHNOLOGY LEADERS SURVEYED …

76% plan to expand their teams
97% plan to bring on project-based professionals
93% 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. Automating processes to increase productivity and reduce costs
4. Cloud initiatives*
5. Digital transformation initiatives*

TOP STAFFING PRIORITIES

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

*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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