October 16, 2014

Tech Salary Trends & Skills / Positions in Demand

Tech Salary Trends & Skills / Positions in Demand

Show-Me-The-Money

When it comes to salaries, a Bachelor’s Degree in STEM is hard to beat.

 

STEM leads the pack. Engineers not only rule the world, they are rocking the earnings. Mid-career salaries are highest for Petroleum Engineers, followed by Actuarial Mathematics, Nuclear/Chemical/Electronics & Communications Engineers according to PayScale.com’s recent survey on the majors with the biggest impact on future earnings.

 

Computer Science and Engineering and Computer Engineering are the 6th and 7th highest paying bachelor’s degrees both early and mi-career. A vanilla Computer Science degree ranks 13th and Computer Science & Mathematics ranks 16th, followed by Software Engineering, and then Business & Information Technology.

 

Information Technology salaries have gone up

 

According to the InformationWeek 2014 US IT Salary Survey, IT staffers reported a median raise of 1.6% and managers of 2.4% in total compensation over last year. The pay inequality between men and women remains as male staffers report making approximately 16% more in median total compensation than females, and male managers make about 11% more.

 

The highest earning sectors for IT managers are biotech, energy, consumer goods, financial services, IT and electronics, and consulting with median total compensation surpassing $140,000. The top median compensation (salary & cash bonuses) for IT staff professionals is: Architect $132K, Systems Architect $122K, Software Engineer $113K, Project Leader $107K, Software Developer $100K, and Systems Programmer $100K. The top median compensation for IT Management is: CIO $163K, Vice President $163K, Senior Manager $140K, Program Manager $135K, Director $132K, and CTO $131K.

 

Technology Positions in High Demand

 

Dice’s Fastest-Growing Tech Skills out in September showed Puppet, Cybersecurity, Information Security, Big Data, NoSQL, Hadoop, and Cloud as the highest top skills in demand.

 

The Robert Half 2015 Salary Guide for Technology Professionals looks at base salaries across technology positions.  This guide indicates that 89% of technology execs are confident about company growth prospects but that two-thirds of them report facing recruiting challenges. Unemployment is very for many IT positions, and three specializations are predicted to be especially sought after: Mobile, Security and Big Data.

 

RH provides a salary range prediction for a number of tech positions (as opposed to the IT Salary Survey which provides a median). In the software development arena, Product Managers are forecast to earn a low of $101,750 and a high of $145,000; Software Engineer $96,000-$147,250; and Software Developers $85,500-$136,250. CIO’s lead the salary scale in 2014 according to RH with a low of $157,000 and a high of $262,500; CTO’s may enjoy $137,500-$220,250; Chief Security Officers (CSOs) $134,250-$204,750; VP of IT $138,000-$210,250. For plenty of detail, read the guide.

 

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September 25, 2014

Tech Trends –Data Data Everywhere, Would you like a drink?

Tech Trends –

Data Data Everywhere, Would you like a drink?

Big Data is growing fast! (Click here to see Mapr’s real-time data counter

Data proliferation! Yep and proliferation of articles on what to do with it … Here’s one simply celebrating some cool data solution companies! – Great companies we are recruiting for!

 

Depending on what data gets served up to you, you may find that IDC predicts at our current rate of doubling information every 1.5 years that we will generate 40 zettabytes (ZB) of data by 2020. Of perhaps your first SERP will lead you to an article with Gartner’s prediction that enterprise data will grow 650 percent in the next five years. Check out the fun real-time graphic data counter from mapr (above).

 

Eighty percent of data is unstructured, but even structured data can be overwhelming at this growth rate. We are all bombarded by more and more options of client, lead, purchasing, website, population, and other data to track, analyze, summarize, and act upon (so long as paralysis hasn’t set in due to information overload).

 

Enter some companies with great solutions.

 

Enterprise Data Management

As the leader in distributed, scalable data management technology, what makes Objectivity exciting is that they truly help customers harness the power of Big Data. Their leading edge technologies in distributed graph databases are the future. They enable organizations to discover hidden relationships for improved Big Data analytics. The company’s flagship data management product is used by government, security, complex manufacturing, commercial services, science, and engineering organizations, and the company is committed to their customers’ success!

 

Internet Data Management

With a desire to save you time and keep the noise down, this company has created a recommendations network, designed to help us outsmart information overload together. It automatically learns your interests and your friends’ interests, it helps you find and discover only the good stuff, from the right people at the right time via the personal recommendations by you and people in your networks. By uniquely combining crowd-sourcing and machine learning, it helps people help others by simply being themselves. Love it!

 

CRM Data Management

There’s an app for that! Propserworks provides the simplest, easiest and most powerful CRM solution for companies that use Google Apps. The company’s customers spend a fraction of the time updating their CRM with crucial customer information, yet enjoy more accurate and up to the minute customer data for activity tracking, forecasting and insights that help companies sell more, faster. In less than five minutes you’ll have a fully functional and populated CRM that’s synced with Gmail, Calendar, Tasks, Events, Drive, Docs and so much more. Ahhh.

 

Channel Data Management

Sharing and empowering your channel via Zyme’s solutions can’t be beat. As the global leader in the channel data management space, they deliver the intelligence companies need to accelerate channel sales & improve ROI. Their cloud-based SaaS applications and managed services seamlessly integrate with CRM and ERP systems such as Salesforce.com, SAP and Oracle. The company helps customers make better business decisions with verified channel sales and inventory data from distributors, retailers and resellers in 180 countries, and improve mission-critical business processes including revenue recognition, incentive payments, partner network management, sales commissioning, and supply chain planning.

 

Data Talent

Are you passionate about careers in Data? Or are you looking to hire the best and brightest data scientists, engineers, business analysts? Contact Redfish today to tap into a great network of exciting companies and talented professionals.

 

Redfish Technology – Building Growth-Mode Tech Companies with Hand-Picked Talent.

Founded in Silicon Valley in 1996, Redfish Technology is an award-winning talent acquisition firm specializing in high tech sectors. Partnering with growth mode companies, small and large, Redfish staffs executive functions and builds out the teams below.

 

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August 21, 2014

Semantic Technology Trends

Tech Trends & OpportunitiesSemantic Technology Trends

 

Redfish Technology works with some very interesting technology companies, and by virtue of this arena we meet a lot of interesting people. Part of the allure of tech recruiting is the opportunity to be involved with so many exciting people and companies, and typically at especially exciting growth phases in their trajectory.

 

Semantic technology is a great example. Expert System, a unique big data firm specialized in semantic intelligence technology, is a growth-mode client leading the industry with cutting-edge patented technology that allows for semantic differentiation in big data. (more…)

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August 14, 2014

Tech Trends – eLearning / Ed Tech – Coming to a School Near You

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Tech Trends – eLearning / Ed Tech

Coming to a School Near YoueLearning / Ed Tech

 

The eLearning or Educational Technology is exploding at the moment and it is easy to understand why.

 

The Common Core Standards Initiative is standardizing K-12 across much of the U.S. creating tons of new opportunity. “We’re at a tipping point,” says John Krull, the Information Technology Officer of the Oakland Unified School District. “It’s sort of a convergence of common core and technology. Those two things have come together to create all this demand.”

 

The Government initiatives on education mean money is available. Educational spending by the US government is estimated to hit a trillion dollars in 2014. The ConnectED initiative aims to get next-generation connectivity to 99% of American students within five years, (more…)

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July 31, 2014

Tech Trends: Techno-tainment. Playing Around with Technology

Tech Trends

Techno-tainmentTechno-tainement

Playing Around with Technology

 

Technology has taken art, social, and entertainment to all kinds of new levels that we never imagined possible just a few short years ago! Here are some favorites.

 

Engage with your Favorite Musicians

 

Some really fun social media platforms out there are near and dear to our hearts. BandPage is one of them! This company is unlocking new opportunities for the music industry by connecting musicians, fans and partners on a single platform. From Alicia Keys and Beyonce to Stone Foxes and Usher, more than 500,000 musicians use this company’s platform to create amazing interactions between artists and their fans, building deeper relationships between them. From interviewing your favorite musician to singing with them onstage, bands offer up a variety of experiences, BandPage help musicians create new revenue streams and drive higher fan engagement. The platform allows musicians to upload their profile, bio, pictures, videos, tracks and tour dates – and then update that information across the social web. (more…)

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