AUSTIN – Technology hiring in Austin is expected to start strong in 2018, according to the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report.
Twenty-five percent of CIOs said they plan to add full-time technology professionals to their teams in the first half of 2018.
In addition to the forecasted 25 percent hiring growth, 49 percent of technology leaders here expect to maintain staff levels by filling vacant roles.
The demand for talent places Austin on the list of U.S. cities where tech hiring is expected to grow the most in the first half of 2018.
Hiring Challenges and Skills in Demand
Austin continues to be a competitive hiring environment: 53 percent of CIOs in Austin said that it's challenging to find skilled IT professionals in today's market.
The skills in greatest demand within their organizations, according to respondents, include:
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