IT Hiring Forecast, First Half of 2018

By Robert Half on December 12, 2017 at 5:51pm


21% of CIOs in the U.S. plan to add full-time IT professionals to their teams.

63% of CIOs in the U.S. plan to hire only to fill vacated IT roles.

61% say it’s somewhat or very challenging to find skilled IT professionals today.

Top 12 Cities for Tech Hiring

The top U.S. cities where CIOs plan to add to their technology teams in the next six months:

1. San Diego
2. Atlanta
3. New York
4. Austin
5. Charlotte
6. Minneapolis
7. Philadelphia
8. Des Moines
9. Miami
10. Cleveland
11. Phoenix
12. Salt Lake City

Top 5 Technical Skills in Demand

Database management
Desktop support
Telecommunications support
Wireless network management
Business intelligence and reporting services

Top Concerns for CIOs, in Addition to Recruitment

1. Maintaining security of IT systems and safeguarding company information
2. Innovation and helping grow the business
3. Upgrading existing systems for business efficiency*
4. Technology innovation and investing in new technologies*
5. Staff retention

*Denotes a tie

Source: Robert Half Technology survey of more than 2,600 CIOs at companies in 26 major U.S. markets.

© 2017 Robert Half Technology. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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