Robert Half Top Ten Technology Jobs In 2017: Data Scientists, Big Data Expertise In High Demand

These and many other interesting insights are from the 2017 Technology & IT Salary Guide published by Robert Half recently.  You can download a copy here (36 pp., PDF, free, opt-in) and also view selected infographics, regional trends and use the salary calculator. This year’s guide provides salary ranges for more than 75 positions in the technology field. Salary data is based on interviews with Robert Half North American recruiting and staffing professionals who make thousands of placements each year. The projected salaries for each position reflect base pay only. Bonuses, incentives and other forms of compensation are not taken into account.

The following graphic illustrates the top 10 technology jobs to watch for in 2017:

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Additional key takeaways include the following:

  • .NET Developers are in predicted to be in high demand across eight of nine U.S. regions.  Additional positions predicted to be in high demand include Web Development and Software Engineering. The following graphic breaks out predictions of the five most in-demand positions by region in 2017.

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  • Healthcare and Financial Services are predicted to be the leading industries driving high-tech job growth in 2017.  The Robert Half study cites  the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics finding that technology roles within the healthcare industry are expected to be one of the fastest-growing occupational groups from 2014 to 2024.

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  • Security, Web Development and Software Development will see the highest salary growth in 2017.  Tech positions in security will see an average of 5.2% increase in salaries in 2017, followed by Web Development (4.9%), Software Development (4.5%), Data/Database Administration (4.0%) and networking/telecommunications (3.8%).

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