MENLO PARK, Calif. — The IT staffing firm Robert Half Technology has released 2016 Salary Guides for technology and creative fields that show steep pay increases ahead for some specialties.
Base salaries in technology and creative fields are expected to increase 5.3 percent and 3.8 percent, respectively, in the coming year. But some roles are projected to see even bigger pay bumps. For example, wireless network engineers’ salaries are expected to jump 9.7 percent and range from $108,750 to $150,750.
Also predicted to see a big raise are those with the job titles Big Data Engineer and Data Scientist, both projected to see an 8.9 percent bump next year. The Big Data pay range is $129,500 to $183,500, while the Data Scientist range is $109,000 to $153,750.
Other roles seeing major increases are Mobile Applications Developer, up 8.2 percent to a range of $115,250 to $175,750, and Content Strategist, up 8.1 percent from $77,500 to $109,000.
Multimedia designers, user experience specialists, and user interface developers are also expected to see above-average raises.
“Companies continue to struggle to find professionals who can help create seamless digital experiences – from collecting and analyzing customer data to building secure e-commerce environments to providing intuitive, easy-to-navigate websites,” said John Reed, senior executive director of Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group. “Strong demand and a limited supply of professionals with digital competencies have put job seekers in the driver’s seat. Businesses risk losing good people to prospective employers who promise more money or new challenges.”
More information about these and other potentially high-paying career opportunities, including job descriptions, can be found in the Robert Half Technology 2016 Salary Guide, which includes a wide range of information technology positions, and The Creative Group 2016 Salary Guide, which focuses on interactive, design and marketing jobs.