Current economic conditions mean that many workers are facing a pay freeze or even pay cuts. Mobile Developers, Data Warehouse Analysts and User Experience (UX) Designers are all jobs likely see salary increases in 2012.
These finding come from a recent report from professional staffing services firm Robert Half Technology and reflect the economic reality that when demand outstrips supply, which is does in the case of these specialized developer roles, you can expect increased remuneration.
Top of the list, in terms of percentage increase comes Mobile Developer but in terms of starting salary Data security analyst seems to be a good specialization.
The research is presented under the title Seven Promising Jobs You Might Not Know About but they are all ones you are likely to be familiar with. What is interesting is the forecast starting salary range and the increase this represents on this year's figures.
||Starting Salary Range
||$85,000 to $122,500
|Data warehouse analyst
||$88,000 to $119,000
|User experience (UX) designers
||$71,750 to $104,000
|Data security analyst
||$89,000 to $121,500
3+ years experience
|| $63,750 to $87,500
||$75,000 to $107,500
||$61,250 to $99,250
More information about the positions listed in the table can be found in the Robert Half Technology 2012 Salary Guide, which includes a wide range of IT positions.
While this research is US specific a similar supply and demand situation applies in many other countries, And as we reported recently with respect to Microsoft's need for Kinect Developers, there may be incentives, and help, to relocate if you have the right skills.
If you want to build your programming knowledge, online colleges have programming classes.
Robert Half Technology
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