IT salaries on the rise, pushed by ‘cutting-edge’ skills

By VAR_Staffing
In Channel
August 27, 2013

VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing

It is no secret that the importance of IT departments to the daily operations of companies is skyrocketing. This is also creating higher demand for impactful talent who can manage the latest innovations and implement technology successfully. To get these professionals, however, could soon cost IT Principals a even prettier penny.

ComputerWorld released the results of a survey of more than 4,200 IT workers and found that the average increase in salary in 2013 is 2.3 percent. On top of that, bonuses, which were down 1.1 percent in 2012, went up 0.9 percent this year. This all continues a trend of salary increases that have been seen over the last few years.

"All of this should prove encouraging for IT professionals—think of it as a rising tide to lift all boats," an article from The Plug reads. "But what's especially interesting about the ComputerWorld report is not only that it shows an incoming wave of salary increases, but also that it supports an idea that has percolated in the IT industry for several years now: new, cutting-edge skills are becoming increasingly in demand."

However, while the increase in IT salaries is good news for technology professionals, the industry is also responding to a shift in skills. There is a much higher focus on the latest innovations, which means there is a learning curve in place as veteran IT professionals must master new skill sets, but that doesn't happen overnight.

Because of this, companies are turning toward VARs and MSPs to answer the challenges created by the growing IT skills gap. These solution providers should turn to VAR Staffing to find the impactful talent that the IT channel is clamoring for.

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