What Are Some of the Top IT Jobs of 2011?
Back Published 2010-11-29Menlo Park, Calif. — Nov. 29
As IT pros look to the coming year with hopes of continued economic recovery and increased job creation, new research may hold clues as to what some of the most promising positions will be in 2011.
“The common thread among the jobs highlighted in our research is that they help businesses improve efficiency and profits and foster a more positive customer experience,” said Max Messmer, chairman and CEO of Robert Half International. “The most successful job candidates bring multiple skill sets, a track record of success and a strong sense of accountability to their roles.”
Following are some of the top jobs for 2011, according to the salary guides recently released by Robert Half:
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) technical developer: Base compensation for these professionals — who tailor ERP software — is projected to increase 5.2 percent next year, to a range of $79,250 to $109,500. ERP software enables organizations of all sizes and types to improve efficiency and cut costs. Since no two companies are alike, developers are in steady demand to customize software according to specific organizational needs.
Mobile applications designer/developer: The mobile applications designer/developer role should command a starting salary of $73,250 to $102,500. Strong demand for these individuals is based on the growing popularity of smart phones and tablet computers; companies want to develop applications and advertising to target users of these devices.
User experience (UX) designer: As firms continue to seek greater revenue opportunities through digital initiatives, they require professionals with proven expertise in developing innovative and effective online experiences for customers. Starting salaries for UX designers will have the largest increase of more than 100 creative roles listed in “The Creative Group 2011 Salary Guide.” Compensation is expected to rise 7.8 percent to a range of $67,500 and $98,000.
Source: Robert Half