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Study: Salaries poised to rise for workers with mobile, cloud, UI skills

Fred O'Connor | March 7, 2012
IT workers who have experience with five popular technologies may see significant salary increases this year, according to a study from IT staffing firm Bluewolf.

Experience with cloud computing technologies from Salesforce.com, Google, Marketo and Eloqua may prove valuable, with Bluewolf labeling them as in demand. Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud also made the list of trendy cloud technologies and received the title of an emerging technology.

Employers are seeking software developers with various years of experience, with national senior software developer salaries increasing 6 percent to an average of $99,000. Using the data provided by Bluewolf, more junior software developers with one to three years of experience will see an average salary between $76,000 and $118,000 in 2012.

IT executive salaries will increase for CIOs and CSOs, the study found. The average CIO starting salary in 2012 totals approximately $182,000 while the same figure for a CSO tallies $161,000, according to the survey data. This represents an average increase of $7,000 for both positions from last year's figures. With one exception, salaries in the security space will remain the same compared to last year. The national wages for security analyst positions will increase and range between $94,000 and $125,000.

 

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