What We Do

Austin has assembled an advisory and implementation team of educators, employers and non-profits to help identify data related to employer needs, innovative hiring practices, opportunities to connect students to internships and jobs, and/or potential strategies for scaling up programs.

For more information about TechHire Austin, contact:
Mayor Steve Adler, City of Austin
Mike Midgley, VP of Instruction, Austin Community College
Dana Willett, Director of the Office of Distance and Extended Learning, Texas State University

IT Labor Market Landscape

Below is a snapshot of the Austin labor market demand for IT talent. These are the most demanded skills and occupations from 12/6/15 to 2/3/16.
Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and Emsi (projection data)

Open IT Occupations

5,728

Concentrated Demand for IT

  • 100% Austin
  • 58.8235294118% Nationwide

Top Skills

Baseline Skills

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Writing
  3. Troubleshooting
  4. Problem Solving
  5. Organizational Skills

Software and Programming Skills

  1. SQL
  2. JAVA
  3. LINUX
  4. JavaScript
  5. Oracle

Top Occupations

Top 5 Occupations

  1. Software Developer / Engineer
  2. Computer Support Specialist
  3. Systems Analyst
  4. Computer Systems Engineer / Architect
  5. Network / Systems Administrator

Fastest Growing Occupations (2015-2020)

  1. Information Security Analysts
  2. Web Developers
  3. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  4. Software Developers, Applications
  5. Computer Systems Analysts

Community Partners

The following organizations are engaged and committing to making the Austin TechHire effort a success:

 

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Apple
Dell
Partner
Partner
IBM
International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners
Partner
Microsoft
Microsoft Partners
Partner
Partner
Wayne Fueling Systems
Partner
Partner
Partner
Hack Reactor
Partner
Partner
Partner
Center for Public Policy Priorities
Partner
City of Austin Public Library
City of Austin - Economic Development
City of Austin - Housing Authority
City Of Austin - Telecommunications and Regulatory Affairs
Partner
Mayor's Office, Austin
Mayor's Office, San Marcos
Partner
PDS Tech
Texas House of Representatives
Partner