- More than one-third of IT professionals expect they'll continue to struggle to recruit skilled developers in 2023, according to a report from software company Infragistics. The firm surveyed 2,000 IT leaders and software developers in December and January.
- Atop the list of hardest-to-fill roles are DevOps engineer, data analytics developer and IT security engineer, according to the company.
- More than three-quarters of respondents said their organizations have turned to low-code or no-code solutions as a response to the skill shortage.
Layoffs in big tech have not yet translated to an oversupply of technologists, as in-demand open roles continue to outnumber workers available to fill them.
"Even though we've seen a ton of tech layoffs, in the hundreds of thousands in the last three to four months … we're still seeing it's difficult to hire folks, especially if you're not in Silicon Valley," said Jason Beres, SVP, developer tools at Infragistics.
HR leaders, tasked with filling open roles, say they lack confidence in their ability to meet hiring targets, according to research from General Assembly.
The gradual but steady drumbeat of a return to the office at most large organizations is also tipping the scale in favor of the jobseeker, even as economic indicators sour.
"What ends up happening is that really good talent will still leave a company and go elsewhere because they can get what they want," said Beres.
Still, some signs of a rationalization in the tech workforce are emerging. Average technology salaries, after a significant upward run in recent years, grew just 2.3% last year, one-third of the growth rate recorded in 2021, according to Dice analysis.