February 7, 2012

IT Salary Guide: Good News for Techies in 2012

Its time to rejoice for techies this year with technology booming like no other sector, hiring gaining momentum every passing day and firms across the globe being generous with salary hikes.

The biggest increases and demand is for mobile, data, cloud and user engagement technologists says the report ‘IT Salary Guide for 2012’ published by Bluewolf, the global agile business consulting firm. The major concern is that there is a demand for technologists but dearth in skill set to fill these positions and meet those ends.According to the press release by Bluewolf this annual data is based on salary information collected from thousands of IT staffing placements managed by Bluewolf across the country, is used by organizations and professionals alike to determine how technology is driving trends and opportunities in business today.

 

 

 

"Organizations aren't just competing against each other for qualified tech professionals - they're contending with an ever widening talent gap and the mass exodus of baby boomer retirees," warns Michael Kirven, Co-Founder and Principal, Bluewolf."This poses a huge challenge for business as they scramble to adopt new flexible technologies that support the Agile Enterprise, but for those with the right skill-sets, this should come as good news," added Kirven.

 

 

The figures relating to mobile and its related sectors are startling as platform-- Android and iOS developers will be front runners to withdraw higher salaries with starting salary ranges predicted to jump to $98,000 per year for Android, iPhone and iPad developers and Average salaries for Android, iPhone and iPad Developer will jump to $98,000 per year. As per The jobs in the mobile space, the demand for HTML5, iPhone, iPad and Android skills is up more than 200 percent, while BlackBerry and Windows Mobile are down more than 50 percent.


HTML5 Front-end and User Experience technologists will be very much in demand with salary ranges of $89,000-$127,000. Senior Software Developer salaries will rise by 6%+ with an average high of $99,000 per year.With hackers laying trap to data even in the highest secured places Security Analysts will experience a significant increase in salaries ranging from $94,000-$125,000 per year.Bluewolf found that the top tier ERP, BI, and CRM Developer salaries will rise from $84,000-$105,000 to $88,000-$110,000 and Data Analysts & BI Professional salaries will creep past pre-recession levels, rising between 5-6% annually.

 

 

 

On the executive level, CIOs and CSOs are seeing the most gains. In database administration, business intelligence analysts and data architects are enjoying the largest salary hikes while software and web development salaries are experiencing jumps all across the board. In information security, analysts are seeing the highest demand.


 

Bluewolf also surveyed the jobs in most demand and it found out that for big data, MySQL, HBase, Cognos and Informatica are up more than 100 percent, while DB2 is down more than 50 percent. The cloud space is seeing soaring demand and companies like  Eloqua, Marketo, Salesforce and Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Apps skills are hot with a 100 percent increase, while Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) Web Services EC2 talent demand is emerging with a 50-plus percent increase. User interface design is up more than 100 percent, while Flash, Flex and ActionScript are down more than 50 percent on the user engagement side.

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