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2017 Robert Half Technology Salary Guide

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This slideshow from Robert Half Technology provides an overview of the 2017 outlook for IT workers, including hiring and salary trends, and skills and jobs in demand. Visit www.roberthalf.com/technology/salary-center for more compensation information.

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2017 Robert Half Technology Salary Guide

  1. 1. © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All rights reserved. HIRING AND COMPENSATION TRENDS2017
  2. 2. © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All rights reserved. IT Hiring Trends: Employers Get More Strategic  A shortage of skilled tech talent persists in North America  Network security and big data initiatives driving demand for IT professionals  Top candidates snapped up quickly — and receiving generous offers  Employers moving fast to hire, but remain selective  Midlevel tech pros with solid soft skills in high demand  More firms using a mix of full-time and contract hiring 2
  3. 3. © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All rights reserved. Specialized skills can increase base compensation by up to 8% In Demand: Specialized Skills 3 SharePoint skills: 8% Java development skills: 8% Hadoop skills: 7% Microsoft SQL Server database skills: 8% Cisco network administration skills: 7% .NET development skills: 7% Virtualization skills: 7%
  4. 4. © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All rights reserved. Hot Certifications and Skills for 2017  Cisco: CCNA, CCNP  Security: CISSP  Help desk/technical support: HDI, CompTIA A+  Development: ASP, C#, Java, .NET  Database: Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL 4
  5. 5. © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All rights reserved. Employers are placing more emphasis on soft skills like these when hiring for technology roles: Highly Valued: IT Pros with Strong Soft Skills 5  Communication skills  Problem-solving abilities  Solid work ethic  Creative thinking  Professionalism  Business acumen  Leadership abilities
  6. 6. © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All rights reserved. Overall, starting salaries will increase 3.8% from 2016 levels 2017 IT Salary Trends: United States 6 Data Scientist $116,000 – $163,500 Front-End Web Developer $ 83,250 – $119,500 Big Data Engineer $135,000 – $196,000 Network Security Engineer $115,500 – $162,500 Chief Security Officer $145,250 – $236,750 Web Designer $ 70,500 – $118,000 Database Developer $108,000 – $161,500 Expected salary ranges for in-demand positions: Positions are listed in order of the highest year-over-year salary percentage increase.
  7. 7. © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All rights reserved. How to Become a Tech Talent Magnet 7  Offer work-from-home arrangements  Give employees the opportunity to contribute to multiple projects  Provide the ability to innovate  Outline a clear path of development
  8. 8. © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All rights reserved. rht.com/salary-centerrht.com/salary-center Our Salary Calculator Our online Salary Calculator makes it easy to quickly customize salary data for your city 8

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