Given that companies are focused on achieving significant growth without losing agility, it may come as little surprise that they are dangling larger salaries for IT professionals skilled in such areas as cloud computing, mobile computing, and big data, according to Bluewolf's salary guide. In terms of specific job titles and expected salaries for 2012, here are some specific numbers:
- The average salary for senior software developers will rise by 6 percent or more, with an average high of $99,000 per year, though salaries for software developers across the board -- both in terms of years of experience and language -- are up for 2012. And .Net developers are among the highest in demand, according to the report.
- Data analysts and business intelligence professionals will see their salaries creep past pre-recession levels by between 5 and 6 percent.
- Average annual salaries for Android, iPhone, and iPad developers will jump to $98,000 -- with the high end of the range exceeding $140,000.
- Top-tier ERP, BI, and CRM developer salaries will rise, from a range of $84,000 to $105,000 to a range of $88,000 to $110,000.
- The average salary range for HTML5 developers will be $89,000 to $127,000.
- Security analysts will enjoy an average salary boost, reaching the range of $94,000 to $125,000 per year.
Bluewolf identified several other skills in demand, as well as some for which demand has cooled this past year. In the realm of cloud computing, the hot skills include proficiency with Eloqua, Marketo, Salesforce, and Google Apps. Demand for pros who know their way around AWS-EC is also on the rise.
In the mobile arena, developers who know HTML5, iPhone/iPad, and Android are hot commodities. By contrast, companies are cool on recruiting developers who specialize in BlackBerry and Windows Mobile.
Companies that are engaging in big data projects are looking for professionals that have experience with MySQL, HBase, Cognos, and Informatica. Demand for IT pros that know DB2, Crystal Reports, and Business Objects has cooled off.
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