For big raises in IT, look to mobile, security, big data
IT salaries will remain mostly stagnant in 2015, except for workers with highly coveted skill sets, according to a report tracking IT salaries and skills demand in the coming years.
“When you look at the actual salaries, just speaking in general, what you see is a lot of highly paid positions. You don’t see a lot of big increases,” said Jack Cullen, president of IT staffing firm Modis, which presented this data in its 2015 IT salary guide. “Companies don’t want to pay exorbitant rates. However, when they have a particular niche that’s really hard to fill, they don’t want to lose the right talent.”
While pay increases for some technology jobs may be modest, these raises will “certainly be better than the normal pay increases that we are seeing in the job market,” he said.