11 February 2014

Highest-paid tech jobs for 2014 - if you're in the US

The 2014 Salary Guides from Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group have named six tech and digital jobs which are especially in demand in the US this year, possibly mirroring demand in the Asia Pacific region. 

Specifically, companies are looking for professionals who can help them keep information and networks secure, turn data into business intelligence and seize new opportunities in the mobile space.
"It's becoming imperative for companies to build their online presence and connect with customers through mobile channels, but finding the specialised talent to design and develop for this fast-evolving space can be difficult," said John Reed, Senior Executive Director of Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group. Both Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group are divisions of Robert Half, the world's a specialised staffing firm.

"Similar recruiting challenges exist around business intelligence. Companies want to use their information more strategically, but they struggle to find skilled professionals who can analyse raw data."

Following are six roles that are among those expected to see the most substantial increases in average starting compensation in 2014, according to the Robert Half Salary Guides: 

Mobile Applications Developer
As companies expand their mobile initiatives to connect with consumers anytime, anywhere, they need professionals who can develop for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Experienced mobile applications developers in the US can expect to see the largest increase in starting compensation of any tech position listed in this year's Salary Guide.  

Business Intelligence Analyst
Organisations want to derive more value from the data they generate, collect and store by turning it into actionable intelligence.

Information Systems Security Manager
Keeping data secure and protecting users and the network from cyber threats is a priority for any modern business. Information systems security managers who can assess and remedy vulnerabilities, threats and intrusions are in demand.

User Experience Designer
Designing engaging user experiences is essential to the success of any mobile or web initiative.

Mobile Designer
Compelling content and functionality are vital to delivering a satisfying interactive mobile experience. 

User Experience Specialist
Developing innovative, interactive user experiences for web and mobile applications requires creativity and technical expertise. 

Both Hays and Robert Walters have predicted that usability- and security-related jobs as will as anything related to mobile development will be big this year in Singapore.

More information about the positions listed above can be found in the Robert Half Technology 2014 Salary Guide, which includes a wide range of IT job descriptions, and The Creative Group 2014 Salary Guide, which focuses on interactive, design and marketing jobs.