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U.S. Companies Facing Huge Tech Talent Deficit in 2020

By ZDNet

November 11, 2019

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Talent acquisition platform iCIMS found a substantial shortage of professionals with technology skills, despite an upsurge of hiring across the U.S. tech sector.

Analysis of applicants from January to May 2019 estimated 18% more net new tech hires versus 14% net new hires in 2017—yet only six positions were filled for every 10 open positions, compared to 12 hires per 10 openings in all other positions.

Security analysts, data research scientists, and database administrators are the most difficult tech positions to fill, with software app developers the most desirable hires, followed by user support and network administrators.

iCIMS reported there were 43 applicants for each tech hire last year, on average, compared to 21 applicants for each position filled among all job types.

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