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Midyear jobs outlook: What to know about IT hiring, skills, benefits

Ann Bednarz | July 23, 2014
IT staffing firms and employment researchers released a flurry of data as the first half of the year came to a close. The bottom line? The second half of 2014 is looking good for job-hunting IT pros, particularly if they possess coveted skills. IT employment numbers are rising, employers are forging ahead with hiring plans, and CIOs are confident about hiring budgets. Here come the numbers.

Hiring scene: IT pros looking

Among IT pros surveyed by CultureFit, 40% are actively seeking new employment.

Salaries: CIOs and CTOs highest paid

According to Mondo's annual technology salary guide, 32% of hiring managers plan to increase their IT budgets in the next 12-18 months. The firm also reported the top five technology jobs with the highest salaries in 2014: CIOs and CTOs ($150,000-$230,000); chief security officer ($135,000-$200,000); augmented reality consultant ($70,000-$175,000); application architect ($130,000-$170,000); and Scala developer ($115,000-$170,000).

Other top-salaried positions detailed by Mondo are: Java/J2EE developer ($95,000-$165,000); VP, engineering ($120,000-$165,000); VP, information technology ($130,000-$165,000); Salesforce developer ($99,000-$160,000); director, PMO ($110,000-$160,000); and project manager ($105,000-$160,000).

 

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