The expected earning boost for IT professionals of 5.6 percents will make many federal government employees doing the same job for less money think about their career prospects
Tech experts are expected to receive the largest salary raise in 2014, higher than finance, accounting, legal or marketing fields. This information comes from the recently released Robert Half Technology’s 2014 Salary Guide.
The average salary for American information technology professionals is expected to go up in average by 5.6 percent. Skills in high demand, such as mobile applications, business intelligence and software development will do best. Developers of mobile applications are expected to see the increase of 7.8 percents in average. The salaries will range between $92,750 and $133,500. Software developers can expect to see their salaries go up by 7.7 percent, from $80,250 to $127,250.
Professionals in the cybersecurity field can also expect to continue seeing better-than-average income in the coming year. For example, data security analysts will receive between $100,500 and $137,250. Information systems security managers can expect to make from $115,250 to $160,000.
Besides high salaries, IT professionals in high demand expect a range of other perks in order to accept the job, or to stay with the company. Some of the favorite perks expected by the IT professionals are: office-based health care, availability of healthy snacks during office hours, green office environment, longer-than-average holidays etc.
According to Robert Half, companies that employ IT professionals have quite a challenge keeping the talented staff, which is at times even more challenging than hiring them. They expect a work environment that boosts productivity and prefer to work for a company that stands apart from their competitors. Tech companies are forced into offering creative incentives, along and more than generous pay.