Of the top 50 employers of tech talent in the first half of 2022, 96% increased hiring year over year. The usual suspects, Amazon, Apple, Dell and the like, are still top employers of tech talent, but there were also some newcomers to the list in the first half of 2022. The inclusion of Deloitte, Accenture and PricewaterhouseCoopers on the list could be evidence that some of the larger consulting firms are shifting their model to bring certain tech roles, such as software development and engineering work in house. Read more about this trend in Dice’s Tech in Consulting Report. Wells Fargo and Humana are also new to the list of top 50 employers of tech talent, giving Capital One and Anthem Blue Cross some strong competition for tech hiring.
96% of the top 50 employers increased hiring from 2021 to 2022
Employers not traditionally thought of as “tech” companies are hiring at a high rate. Companies like Disney, Bank of America and Pearson are all recruiting technologists in large numbers. And despite talks of layoffs and hiring freezes, traditional tech companies like Facebook, Google and Microsoft were still some of the top employers of tech talent January – June 2022.
Companies working with the Department of Defense or other government agencies, like Leidos (which just won its largest contract in company history) have contracts that set them up to hire technologists to support contract needs. Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon Technologies, all of whom contract with and support tech needs of government agencies, remained on the list as well.
The competition for tech talent remains fierce, as organizations across industries recruit candidates to support continued digital transformation efforts, product innovation and the building and management of systems and data infrastructure. It will be important for employers to keep a pulse on two things: what candidates are looking for from their next opportunity and what your competition is doing to recruit tech talent (so you can adjust to stand out).