Chicago is known for a lot of things such as Deep Dish Pizza, Windy City politics, a large number of local Breweries, and Oprah. Increasingly, though, it is also known as the Midwest’s Tech Hub.
Chicago is home to 60+ of the Fortune 1000, proprietary trading firms, multi-billion dollar dot com companies and a startup scene that rivals any major city in the nation. All of these companies are using technology in every aspect of their businesses. This has created growth in IT Job openings in Chicago. Many of these jobs in Chicago go unfilled each year because there simply is not enough talent to fill the roles.
Chicago IT jobs are posted on Indeed.com at the same rate as San Francisco IT JOBS. Believe it!
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So for what are Chicago companies actively recruiting? What keeps Chicago Headhunters working late into the night? We have a list of our Top 5 Chicago IT JOBS that are in high demand.
Every day, we see requests from real clients looking to hire:
- Cyber Security :
Cyber Security is a high growth and high demand area in Technology. The demand for candidates in Cyber Security in all forms greatly outstrips supply and salaries reflect this disparity. As everyday life continues to revolve around the “interwebs” and the access it gives to everyday tasks it also makes companies and customers more vulnerable to hackers taking advantage of the information that is available. Companies know the risk of another data breach and the direct effects it can have short term and long term on their companies brand and customer loyalty. Companies are already behind the 8-ball if they have NOT matured their Cyber Security Program and will pay top dollar to make sure they identify the right talent to do so. Typically, positions range from Web Security Engineers, Network Security Engineers, Risk Engineers and Penetration Testers, Security Architects, and CISO level roles, to name a few.
- Software Developers :
- Database Developers / Database Engineers :
DATA, DATA, DATA. If you have any technology friends or family and got lost in the conversation of what do you do? It’s probably because they started talking about Data and how companies are using it to better service their customers. Database Developers and Engineers are in high demand because companies are realizing the importance not only in capturing this data but being able to define it and use it to their advantage through marketing, sales, product knowledge, etc. This can only be done through the efforts of a Database professional. By having a strong database team you ultimately allow your business to stay competitive in a data-driven world.
- Cloud Engineers :
Few things are as ubiquitous and as mysterious as The Cloud. To Chicago headhunters, there are even fewer things as scarce as a talented Cloud Engineer. Just like architects building giant infrastructure projects in our cities, cloud engineers are building massive structures that are equally as vital to our civil existence. The difference is that computing systems are largely invisible to the general public. Also missing from view are the hoards of cloud engineers we all need to develop better physical and virtual storage, backup and recovery technologies, and data center computing. Cloud engineers need to be experts in their field, with a degree in computer science and a sharp understanding of enterprise systems. Tech headhunters also search for candidates with impressive soft skills, including clear communication and proven leadership. Present yourself as a bright cloud engineer overflowing with talent and a shining personality, and every tech recruiter in Chicago will be after you before you can even notify your LinkedIn network.
- UX/UI Designers :