New York City's tech, finance, accounting job markets are hot right now

This is a good time to be looking for work in New York; 2018 has been a hot year for hiring. Expect that trend to continue next year, especially in certain fields.

Technology continues to thrive, according to Ryan Sutton, the district president for technology and creative at Robert Half, a staffing agency. A lot of the startup activity that was always in Silicon Valley and on the West Coast has moved to New York.

Now advertising tech, real estate tech, and health tech all contribute to the growth in the New York marketplace. Finance and accounting are booming, too.

Dawn Fay, a Robert Half district president, said her firm is seeing a lot of demand for financial analysts and auditors. Compliance and anti-money laundering are also hot fields.

Robert Half, one of the largest staffing agencies in the world, is seeing plenty of opportunities for employment.

Ryan said that the available jobs for IT security analysts or cloud network engineers exceed applicants in the market. A lot of those jobs, by the way, have six-figure salaries. He said you can expect salaries between $100,000 and $150,000, especially in New York.

Salaries in New York are 40.5 percent higher than the national average because of the demand for labor and the cost of living, according to Dawn.

Not looking for a job, but think you're underpaid? Don't quit just yet. Take a look at the Robert Half Salary Guides and talk to your boss. Ryan said you shouldn't need another outside offer to have the confidence to have a conversation with your manager about your compensation and your career path.