TAN continues its bi-annual pulse survey to identify tech talent needs around all industries around the state of Nebraska. The results of our February 2018 survey are listed below:

Industries that responded included tech/IT services, transportation, healthcare, manufacturing, legal, advertising, and business services. 

On average, these companies had a 20% open rate for tech related positions.

Over half of the companies stated they had a need for Software Developers and over 40 percent had a need for Web Developers. Nearly a quarter of the companies said they had a need for Computer Programmers and Computer & Information Systems Managers. graphic design, support, information technology and database administrators. information systems managers

Other positions of need included Security Analysts, Database Administrators, Systems Analysts, Network Architects, and Data Scientists.

Nearly 70 percent of the businesses responding said the need to fill these positions in the next six months is increasing, and almost half of the businesses said they have hired unqualified candidates for positions due to a lack of candidates.

Additionally, half of the companies stated they actively recruit individuals from outside the state due to lack of in-state talent and said their organizations could grow more if they could find qualified tech talent.

With the continued demand for these occupations and the ample opportunities available, we need to continue to promote these careers to students, teachers, and parents alike so they are aware of the possibilities in Nebraska.

Additionally, Nebraska needs to continue marketing these opportunities to high schools around the state to help fill the tech talent pipeline while also promoting these opportunities to former Nebraskans.

In order to monitor the progress of promoting these careers, we will continue to conduct these surveys. The next survey will be done in September of 2018 in order to track the state’s progress.

Thanks to the Department of Economic Development for partnering with TAN on these survey results.