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The Computerworld IT Salary Survey 2015 focuses on IT talent, and their report shows that there are noteworthy gains in the sector after several years of slower wage growth.
Averaging a range of positions, the average total compensation has increased 3.6% in 2015, compared to 2.0% in 2014. On average survey respondents reports total compensation for specific positions at: Business intelligence analyst $90,237, Systems administrator $71,907, Software engineer $104,156, Systems architect $117,409, Product manager $112,427, Internet technology architect/strategist $141,447.
The report states that 49% of those surveyed report that base pay is among the most important aspects of their current jobs, followed at 44% by job stability. 60% of those looking for a new job are motivated by higher compensation. Companies that require cutting-edge IT skills are offering greater salaries and bonuses to lure talented tech workers. Read more »
Tech Trends: Salaries Are Highest in a Decade
The latest Dice Tech Salary Survey results show that salaries jumped in 2012 the most they have in a decade. Competition for tech talent is putting upward pressure on the sector’s salary requirements.
from the 2013-2012 Dice Tech Salary Survey
With only a 3.8% tech unemployment rate, tech professionals’ confidence is growing and there is more movement in the technology sector. The mobility of the workforce and the improving performance of many tech companies means more professionals are open to new career opportunities, whether they are actively pursuing those or simply keeping their profile av
ailable and responding to inquiries.
“The fact is you either pay to recruit or pay to retain and these days, at least for technology teams, companies are doing both.” — Scot Melland, Chairman, President & CEO Dice Holdings, Inc. Read more »
The Rock Stars of Silicon Valley
By Dominique Soenens, Vacature Magazine
© Griet Dekoninck
Is the talent war over?
Not in Silicon Valley. In the technological heart of the U.S., software engineers enjoy the status almost of a rock star: companies fight to land them, their wages rose last year and they are sometimes prone to the most amazing extras.
End of June. It’s smothering hot in Palo Alto, the university town in the heart of Silicon Valley. People are strolling lazily down University Avenue, the tree-lined street that cuts the center in half. On the covered patio of Starbucks, a good stone’s throw from the prestigious Stanford University, almost everybody is busy strumming on his laptop. Whether it’s a work meeting, a video meeting or a young start-upper working on the next big thing, a terrace with free Wi-Fi is a suitable area for many who work in the technology valley.
“I have a meeting soon, I just stopped in here with a friend,” said the 26-year-old technology consultant Jordan Buller, a laptop and coffee within reach. “I studied computer science at the University of Virginia and came here because of the nice job offers that I’ve received. That was three years ago when the economy is badly made. Now it is much better. A lot of people are being recruited, and the demand is high, not only for people that graduated at top universities like Berkeley and Stanford.” Many people come here. Did I dream of a business? Of course, everyone in Silicon Valley dreams of a business. I just have no concrete plans.”
Whether dreaming of their own project or not, engineers live (again) in a golden era in Silicon Valley. Figures published in the NY Times indicate that this year alone, nearly 150,000 new technology jobs will be created in the U.S.. Over the last year, wages of top engineers – especially software engineers – have gone up. While the salaries for IT engineers have barely increased since the outbreak of the recent economic crisis throughout the rest of the U.S., a Dice salary survey of American experts indicates that salaries in Silicon Valley grew in 2010 by an average of 3 percent. And this year, that percentage is much higher, by a whole lot.
“We’ve really seen the war for talent erupt over the last eight months,” said Andy Nacsin of Redfish Technology, a recruitment agency specializing in the high technology and clean technology sectors in Silicon Valley. “Wages have since gone up by about 10 percent. Companies are offering bonuses and shares, many companies are seriously pushing these to attract the talent they want.”
Translated with Google Translator.
Read the original article “De rocksterren van Silicon Valley” by Dominique Soenens