Career Watch: IT salaries on the rise

Robert Half Technology has released its Salary Guide 2011. Drawing on an analysis of the thousands of job placements managed by the company’s U.S. offices, the staffing firm predicts that IT professionals’ salaries will increase by an average of 3.4% in 2011.
According to a survey by, 57% of employers and recruiters who have filled mobile-related development positions in the past 12 months plan to expand such hiring in the next 12 months.

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How’s the Pay?

Percentage of respondents to Dice’s survey who said their salaries for mobile engineers and designers fell into these ranges:

Pay Range Percentage
$50,001-$75,000 21%
$75,001-$100,000 41%
$100,001-$125,000 28%

They’re looking for development professionals with experience in programming for mobile platforms such as Research In Motion’s BlackBerry, Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android. Of the 238 respondents to the online survey, more than one-fifth said they had hired substantially more mobile experts in the past year than they had a year earlier, and a similar percentage anticipated a substantial increase in hiring over the next 12 months. Another 37% said they expect to see a slight increase.

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