We traditionally see Dallas and most major Texas cities as hotbeds for oil and gas jobs. But Dallas seems to be expanding its presence in the tech arena with impressive job posting numbers over the past several months.
Wanted Analytics brings us the data:
You’ve heard of the Silicon Valley. You may have even heard of the Silicon Alley. But over the past few months, we’ve noticed that Dallas has been popping up with higher volumes of job ads in the tech community. In fact, there were more than 29,000 technology related job ads that were available online in the Dallas metro area during August, the highest volume of any area in the South. Additionally, hiring in this area has been at higher levels than before the recession for several months. Is Dallas becoming the newest technology hot spot?
Hiring Demand for Technology Jobs in Dallas, Texas – 4 Year Hiring Trend
The most in-demand types of technical fields are Computer Systems Analysts, Web Developers, Network and Computer Systems Administrators, Computer Support Specialists, and (Applications) Software Engineers. Many of these are consistent with national demand. Below are the 10 most commonly advertised tech job titles in the Dallas metro area:
- Java Developer
- Project Manager
- .NET Developer
- Senior Java Developer
- Software Engineer
- Business Analyst
- Network Engineer
- Oracle DBA (Database Administrator)
- Web Developer
In addition, many of the highly demanded skills are similar to what is being demanded across the US. SQL, project management, Oracle Java, UNIX, and Linux are the 5 most in-demand job skills in the Dallas metro area. All of these skills are also highly demanded nationwide.
With rising demand in Dallas, our Hiring Scale shows that tech jobs will be difficult to fill. Job ads in these areas remain online for an average of 38 days – or just over 5 weeks. In general, conditions in Texas will be difficult. However, Recruiters should know that there are some alternative markets nearby that are experiencing better overall recruiting conditions. Some of these locations include Fort Smith, Arkansas and Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas. In these 2 areas, there is lower hiring demand compared to the number of available potential candidates currently in the workforce.
Hiring Scale Heat Map for Tech Jobs in Dallas, TX