CIO Survey Suggests Strong IT Hiring in 2015

Good news for tech pros in 2015:  IT hiring is projected to increase in the first six months of the year, according to a recent Robert Half Technology survey of 2,400 U.S. chief information officers.

Nineteen percent of CIOs said they plan to expand their IT teams in the first half of 2015, a five-point increase from the previous survey. In addition, 68 percent of CIOs plan to hire only for open IT roles, 10 percent expect to put hiring plans on hold, and 3 percent plan to reduce IT staff levels in the first six months of the new year. Check out the survey highlights in the infographic below.

Mobile, big data and security are the areas driving the majority of tech hiring, according to Robert Half Technology's senior executive director John Reed. It may be especially challenging to hire tech pros with these skill sets in the coming year. (Check out our 2015 Salary Guide for more information on starting IT salaries.)

In fact, 67 percent of CIOs surveyed said it was somewhat or very challenging to hire tech pros -- a six percent increase from the last survey. CIOs surveyed in five cities are projected to hire the most tech talent: San Francisco, Houston, Dallas, Salt Lake City and Des Moines. 2015 is looking bright for IT pros!  

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