Tech Compensation Trends

Filed under: Compensation, High Tech / IT / Software, Tech Trends

Tech SalariesTech Industry Average Annual Wages

 

While real wages may be down 8% in the US since 2006, the tech industry paid an annual average wage of $93,800 in 2012, which is 98% more than the average private sector wage of $47,400. And California tech workers earn the highest average annual wage of $123,900, according to the TechAmerica Foundation.

 

Software Services Leading

 

The Cyberstates 2013 Key Findings include that the software services sector grew by 63,900 jobs in 2012, a 3.5 percent increase. Leading the way in high-tech employment was California (968,800), Texas (485,600), New York (318,200), Virginia (285,400 – 9.8% of with private sector workforce), and Florida (270,900). Read more »

Hot Tech Salary and Trend Highlights

Filed under: Compensation, High Tech / IT / Software, Industry Info, Tech Trends

Hot Tech Salary and Trend Highlights

Choice Salary Tech Ranges - Info from Robert Half 2013 Technology Salary Guide

Choice Salary Tech Ranges – Info from Robert Half 2013 Technology Salary Guide

from the Robert Half 2013 Technology Salary Guide

 

“Money may not be all IT employees consider when choosing to join or stay with your firm, but it’s certainly one of their key benchmarks.”

Attracting and retaining top tech talent requires a concerted plan. To attract the best and brightest, companies must be dynamic and growing, and must provide a work environment and benefits that motivate employees.

A lot of leading edge tech companies offer gyms, free healthy lunches, child care, transportation, flextime, work from home, and professional development opportunities in addition to good health insurance, 401Ks, and options. As the market improves, the competition over top talent only becomes more acute. Whether actively looking for new opportunities or not, top talent is being pitched on a consistent basis. In addition to these perks and benefits, your employees are shopping salaries. Read more »

Recruiting Priorities: Energy Efficiency, Information Technology, and Targeted Advertising Software Jobs 4-16-2013

Filed under: Jobs/Employment

2013-04-16-Priority-Jobs-WordleRecruiting Priorities Energy Efficiency, Information Technology, and Targeted Advertising Software Jobs

Redfish Technology Tuesday Jobs Madness

 

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This week our top recruiting priorities are Energy Efficiency, Information Technology, and Targeted Advertising Software: Senior Sales Executive – Energy Efficiency; Lead Software Engineer, Python and Senior Sales Executive – Mobile Financial Services; Senior Cisco Network Engineer – Information Technology; Senior SW Design Engineer – Travel Website-Sharing; Web Application Engineer – Targeted Advertising Software; Java Engineer – Biometrics Software; and Read more »

Discover the Best Graduate Degrees for Emerging Careers, by Sharon Wiatt Jones, careerthoughtleaders.com

Filed under: Candidate / Job Seeker, Career Building, Training

Discover the Best Graduate Degrees for Emerging Careers

Sharon Wiatt Jones, M.S., CPRW

by Sharon Wiatt Jones, careerthoughtleaders.com

 

Are you looking for a way to qualify for “hot jobs” in a poor economy?

Instead of aiming for a graduate or professional degree which personally interests you (folklore or film, anyone?) or impresses friends and family (M.D, MBA, J.D.), let’s consider more objective criteria:

  1. New and emerging occupations
  2. Positive job market outlook
  3. Good return on investment
  4. Breadth and depth; interdisciplinary with focus
  5. Experiential (internship, co-op, or capstone component)

The Occupational Information Network (U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration), has prepared a list of emerging occupations by industry. Some of the career fields generally requiring a master’s degree are listed here: Read more »

Priority Tech Jobs from Redfish Technology

Filed under: High Tech / IT / Software, Jobs/Employment

Priority Tech Jobs from Redfish Technology

This week our top technology recruiting priorities for these VP Communications – Gold Market; Account Representative – Digital Curriculum, District Manager – SaaS, Director Insides Sales – Data Loss Prevention; Senior Technical Support Engineer – Converged IP Solutions; iPhone iOS Developer – Video Social Media; Front-End Developer – Mobile/eCommerce; and much … Read more »

Gartner Has Revised Worldwide IT Spending Forecast, Says 2012 Showing Mixed Results

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Gartner Has Revised Worldwide IT Spending Forecast, Says 2012 Showing Mixed Results

 

Enterprise IT government spending will be down, but the overall enterprise IT spending is up. There’s a steady increase in manufacturing spending, retail is accelerating in 2012, financial services slow in 2012, but forecast to gain speed in the following years. The governments of Brazil and China will lead in IT investment; in Japan and Australia governments will also continue growing investments. European governments are reducing the IT workforce costs and IT investment. Those IT sectors where spending remains strong include mobile devices, storage, vertical specific software, and enterprise communication equipment. Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving! Let us tell you what we recruiters are thankful for:

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Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

 

This is a time to take a break, appreciate that which we have, enjoy our family and friends, and reflect on the possibilities in the universe.

Let us tell you what we are thankful for:

 

The growth and opportunities that Clean Tech and Information Technology sectors offer.
• According to the monthly index published by TechServe Alliance, the number of IT jobs increased by more than 7,000 month over month, rising to 4,064,500 jobs in October – that’s an increase of 2.2% over October 2010.
• The clean energy sector is growing at 8.3%. Annually from 2003 to 2010 solar thermal energy grew by 18.4%, solar photovoltaic power by 10.7%, biofuels by 8.9%, and over the last five years the wind energy industry saw 35% average annual growth.

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