Tech Hiring Trends to Watch for in 2024

Written by Marie Repucci | February 16, 2024

You can’t predict the future, but it’s always great to prepare as best as possible and inform yourself of upcoming or potential trends that will impact your industry. This allows you to stay ahead of the pack and make strategic decisions. Here are some patterns we anticipate will continue to be present throughout 2024.

High Demand for Certain Technical Skills

  • Cloud: skills in AWS and Azure continue to be in high demand as many companies are transitioning to or maintaining a cloud-based model. Due to this, professionals who can design, build, and manage these types of cloud solutions should remain in high demand.
  • Cybersecurity: cyber threats continue to increase, and who knows what impact AI will have? Professionals skilled in penetration testing, incident response, security architecture, and ongoing monitoring will likely remain in high demand as many companies are intensifying their cybersecurity strategies to safeguard their data.
  • AI and Machine Learning: It is no surprise to think that AI and machine learning will be an area of growth for technology, as we’ve already seen the significant conversations it has facilitated. While these advancements hold promise for positive transformation, they hinge on having the right experts to develop and implement AI and ML techniques.


Temporary or Project-Based Work

Bringing contractors on your team for more temporary or project-based work can be a great way to offset a large workload that can come with a specific project and help you gain access to specialized skills and areas of expertise you may not need in the long term. It helps take much of the burden off your full-time employee team and can expedite specific projects or timelines with the right resources.

A Continued Focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Continued focus will be on diversifying teams and creating inclusive workplaces with different perspectives, backgrounds, skills, and ideas.

Some of the things we’re seeing to accomplish this include diverse interview panels, creating inclusive job descriptions, and various training initiatives.

Upskilling and Reskilling Current Workforce

With technology being an ever-evolving industry, it will be necessary for companies to continue to train their staff and help them stay abreast of the latest skills and developments. This is also an excellent opportunity to foster employee engagement and keep them excited about their work.

These are just a few of the trends we may continue to see in 2024, but, as mentioned, things change quickly in this industry. To stay up-to-date on hiring trends, please get in touch with us. Knowing the trends can help position your company for success in a dynamic tech job market.