IT Skills That Command Big Bucks
Having the right skills gives you a chance to make more money than ever these days. You may even crack the six-figure club, according to research from Dice.com, which addresses what the online tech-jobs hub describes as an emerging tech-talent crunch. A lack of valuable experience in key areasespecially rapid-growth niches such as mobile tech and cloud computingis boosting salaries even as prospects of a sustained, overall economic recovery appear shaky. The upshot: If you’ve got the IT chops, don’t undersell yourself on salary. "Technology professionals are the basis for innovation, efficiency and creating an agile workplace," says Tom Silver, senior vice president over North American operations for Dice. "Now is the time to ask for more money. Negotiate hard at the outset of a new job because that initial salary may set the base for the next three years." The research also explores which particular geographic regions are most hurting for talent. For more about the research from Dice, click here.