What We Do

TechHire is a bold multi-sector initiative and call to action to empower Americans with the skills they need, through universities and community colleges but also nontraditional approaches like “coding boot camps,” and high-quality online courses that can rapidly train workers for a well-paying job, often in just a few months. Mayor William Bell and the City of Birmingham, along with our local partners, are committed to opening more opportunities in our City and with our employers so we can train and retain a talented workforce.

Follow us on social media and visit our City of Birmingham TechHire page!
Twitter @techhirebham

For more information about TechHire Birmingham, contact Emily Hamilton.

IT Labor Market Landscape

Below is a snapshot of the Birmingham 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


Concentrated Demand for IT

  • 60% Birmingham
  • 100% Nationwide

Top Skills

Baseline Skills

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

Software and Programming Skills

  1. SQL
  2. JavaScript
  3. Microsoft Windows
  4. JAVA
  5. Oracle

Top Occupations

Top 5 Occupations

  1. Software Developer / Engineer
  2. Computer Support Specialist
  3. Database Administrator
  4. Systems Analyst
  5. Cyber / Information Security Engineer / Analyst

Fastest Growing Occupations (2015-2020)

  1. Software Developers, Applications
  2. Computer and Information Research Scientists
  3. Multimedia Artists and Animators
  4. Information Security Analysts
  5. Computer Systems Analysts

Community Partners

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

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Dept. of Information Management Services
Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services
Birmingham City Schools
Jefferson County Department of Human Resources
Miles College
Ed Birmingham