The Top 10 IT Jobs for Salary Growth in 2016

By Dennis McCafferty
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    The Top 10 IT Jobs for Salary Growth in 2016

    The Top 10 IT Jobs for Salary Growth in 2016

    Competition for top IT talent is causing companies to overhaul their recruitment and retention processes, train from within and offer appealing compensation.

Are you looking to get a big boost in compensation next year? If so, you'll want to check out the "2016 Salary Guide for Technology Professionals" from Robert Half Technology. The guide indicates that salaries for many technology positions are trending upward significantly. In addition, intense competition among businesses for top IT talent is causing managers to overhaul their entire recruitment and retention processes, with growing pressure to accelerate hiring times, train from within, and offer extremely appealing compensation and benefits packages, according to the report. As part of the research, Robert Half Technology has compiled the following "Top Ten IT Positions for Salary Growth in 2016," exclusively for Baseline. Not surprisingly, professionals who can capably perform in the roles on this list are benefiting from the biggest trend-drivers in tech today: mobility, big data/analytics, security and app development. "So many IT-related positions are being created that employers throughout North America and across industries often must wait months to staff key roles," according to the report. "What's new is that tech jobs are remaining open because candidates aren't even applying. It isn't just the shallow pool of available talent contributing to the lack of response; it's that many candidates don't have to look very far—or at all—to find their pick of employment opportunities. … Highly skilled and experienced IT professionals, even those who aren't actively seeking jobs, often receive multiple offers." The salary forecast is based on internal Robert Half Technology Research, as well as ongoing surveys of CIOs and other IT professionals.

This article was originally published on 2015-10-13
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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