Survey: Detroit Ranks Second Nationally In Tech Staffing Demand

Survey: Detroit Ranks Second Nationally In Tech Staffing Demand

DETROIT – Detroit ranked second in a list of top cities where companies plan to staff up their tech teams.

A survey by Robert Half Technology shows 76 percent of Detroit tech hiring managers said they are expanding their teams.

Some 83 percent said they are seeing more tech workers moving to Detroit to take open tech jobs.

The survey shows the top skills in demand include:

Cloud Computing

Cloud Security

Database Management

Business Intelligence

Cybersecurity

Nationally, six out of 10 (60 percent) IT hiring decision makers plan to expand the size of their teams between now and the end of the year.

Top cities where companies plan to staff up their tech teams:

  1. Miami
  2. Detroit
  3. Los Angeles
  4. Phoenix
  5. Charlotte

When asked to describe their top concerns, keeping IT systems and company information safe ranked first, followed by investing in new technologies, upgrading business systems for efficiency, and innovation.

Further, tech leaders in 21 of the 26 major metropolitan areas included in the study listed security as their biggest priority, after recruitment.

“Business needs surrounding security, cloud and digital transformation are outpacing the supply of talent, and technology leaders are facing difficulties staffing open roles,” said Jeff Weber, executive director of Robert Half Technology. “Employers should be discerning about what skills are must-haves versus what can be trained for on the job and move quickly with offers when they meet strong candidates.”

Additionally, it seems tech professionals are willing to relocate for opportunities: More than eight in 10 tech leaders (81 percent) said they are seeing more tech talent move to their cities for career opportunities.

Top cities where leaders are seeing tech talent relocate for career opportunities:

  1. Dallas
  2. Seattle
  3. San Francisco
  4. Houston
  5. Miami


The online survey was developed by Robert Half Technology and conducted by a leading independent research firm. The report is based on responses from more than 2,600 senior managers in 26 major U.S. markets. All respondents were screened to have hiring authority for the information systems or information technology department of a company and were asked to provide a six-month hiring outlook. The margin of error is +/-1.9 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level.

By | 2018-07-05T19:59:48+00:00 July 5th, 2018|News|

About the Author:

Founder of Michigan News Network, and serves as CEO, as well as Editor & Publisher of MITECHNEWS.COM. Brennan has worked since 1980 as a technology writer at newspapers in New York, NY, San Jose, CA., Seattle, WA., Memphis, TN., Detroit, MI., and London, England. He co-founded and served as managing editor of Pacific Rim News Service (SEATTLE), which developed a network of more than 100 freelance journalists in 17 Asia-Pacific countries.

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