What We Do

By 2025, Central Indiana is projected to have 51,500 new technical jobs—and if current trends continue, nearly half of those jobs could go unfilled. In response to the need for tech talent, the City of Indianapolis, EmployIndy, and TechPoint will bring together employers like Angie’s List, Apparatus, Blackboard, Bloomerang, Fiber Indy, Interactive Intelligence, NetLogix, TCC Software Solutions, and WDD Software Solutions to train and find jobs for 186 people in 2016 and 560 through 2018. EmployIndy and partners will also pilot “Code Indy,” a training program targeted toward adults and youth with barriers to training and employment, as well as fund curriculum development at Eleven Fifty Academy to deliver coursework to up to 1,000 students of varied ages and backgrounds.

For more information about TechHire Indianapolis, contact Brian Van Bokkelen.

IT Labor Market Landscape

Below is a snapshot of the Indianapolis 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% Indianapolis
  • 100% Nationwide

Top Skills

Baseline Skills

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

Software and Programming Skills

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

Top Occupations

Top 5 Occupations

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

Fastest Growing Occupations (2015-2020)

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

Community Partners

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

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