Number of IT Jobs in Dallas Could Increase in First Half of 2015

Are you a technology professional looking for a new job in Dallas? If so, you may be in luck. Chief information officers (CIOs) in 24 major U.S. cities were asked about their IT hiring plans in the first six months of the year. According to the survey, Dallas was one of five cities projected to add the most IT jobs in Q1 and Q2.

In fact, 27 percent of Dallas-area chief information officers (CIOs) had plans to expand their IT teams in the first half of 2015. Tech professionals with these skill sets are in the greatest demand for IT jobs within their organizations:

  • Network administration (69%)
  • Wireless network management (67%)
  • Telecommunications (61%)

In terms of recruiting, respondents said it is somewhat or very challenging to hire talent for IT jobs in these functional areas:

  • Software development (18 percent)
  • Help desk/technical support (14 percent)
  • Applications development (13 percent)

Dallas IT recruiters at Robert Half Technology agree that finding experienced technology professionals for certain roles can be difficult. “The demand for skilled IT talent in Dallas is strong, and unemployment levels for these professionals continues to fall, which has created a tight candidate market in the IT space,” said Nicole Sims, Dallas regional vice president of Robert Half Technology. “Web and database developers are in high demand, especially among healthcare and professional services companies, as well as financial institutions.”

Read the IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report for complete details about the research findings. You can also calculate IT salaries in Dallas with Robert Half Technology’s 2015 Salary Guide.

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