Iowa Technology Workforce Survey 2023

TAI Workforce & Education Committee

The TAI Workforce & Education Committee is seeking information to bridge the gap between academic and workforce needs to equip and hire top tech talent in Iowa.

Please take 10 minutes to provide your thoughts. For optimal viewing, take the survey on a laptop or desktop rather than a mobile device or tablet.

Your responses will remain anonymous and will be used to provide guidance to the Iowa market invested in equipping, recruiting, hiring and developing a pipeline of technology talent.

Thank you for choosing to complete this survey!



(This question is to collect data on the diversity of companies who take the survey. All data will remain confidential and your responses will not be attributable.)
4. In what stage is your organization?(Required)

5. What is your role within your organization?(Required)

Recruitment & Hiring

6a. In which of the following career areas are you involved with hiring, managing, and/or performing work? (Select all that apply)(Required)

(Top the least hard to fill, bottom the hardest to fill)
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Cybersecurity, IT Security
  • Data Analytics
  • Information Technology & Services
  • Network Systems
  • Programming & Software Development
  • Web & Digital Communications

8. List up to 10 software, IDE, database, and tech tools that are most critical for your organization and for candidates to meet job requirements.(Required)
(e.g., Agile, API, AWS, C/++/#, Java/JavaScript, Linux, MS Azure/Excel/Office, Python, SQL)

(The top role being the least critical skill, the bottom role being the most critical skill.)
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Growth Mindset/Learning Agility
  • Leadership/Management
  • Planning
  • Problem Solving/Innovative Thinking
  • Research
  • Teamwork/Collaboration

Job Specific Onboarding

10a. Do you provide supplemental technical training as part of your onboarding?(Required)


(i.e Org pays for classes and certifications, internal programs, peer to peer training, none)

12a. Which of the following organizations are used for ongoing learning and development?(Required)
Select all that apply.


13. List emerging technologies you expect to be using in the next 2-3 years.(Required)
List up to five, in order of priority.

14. We would like academic institutions to equip talent in _______ technologies.(Required)
List up to 10, in order of priority.

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Interest Form

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Please fill out this form to indicate your interest in joining one of Technology Association of Iowa’s Roundtables.

Participation in the CIO, CISO or CEO Roundtables is exclusively reserved for technology executives of TAI member organizations with these (or comparable) job titles. All other TAI Roundtables is exclusively reserved for individuals employed by TAI member organizations. Not a member? Join now.

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