IT salaries set to increase as the market recovers

March 19, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
IT recruitment activity is expected to grow in 2013 as a result of better market conditions, leading to salary increases, according to the latest Global Salary Survey from specialist recruitment consultancy Robert Walters.

The survey found that the largest pay rises will occur mainly within management, testing and development. For example, a programme manager can expect an increase of up to 11%, a project manager up to 16%, UX/UI designers/digital producers up to 8%, and test/QA managers up to 7%.

Peter Bateson, Robert Walters Associate Director of IT said, "Towards the end of 2012 hiring slowed due to continued economic uncertainty. We expect this to change, particularly after the first quarter, as IT investment and infrastructure is vital to operational efficiency. However, demand for candidates with niche skills will continue regardless of how the market develops, with a particular focus on cloud, application development and ecommerce skills."

The survey also found;
  • The sectors expected to perform the strongest include e-commerce, digital media, insurance, superannuation and parts of the telecommunications industry
  • IT spend is expected to increase across the oil and gas sector, as network implementation projects and major system development projects commence
  • A large portion of activity will come from organisations looking to streamline processes, restructure and operate more efficiently

  • Now in its 14th year, the Robert Walters Global Salary Survey is the most comprehensive of its kind. Compiled by the company's dedicated research team and covering all 24 countries and disciplines in which Robert Walters specialises, the latest edition offers an overview of salaries and recruitment trends from 2012, as well as those expected in 2013.

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    Robert Walters is one of the world's leading global recruitment consultancies, specialising in the placement of permanent, contract and temporary positions across all levels of seniority. Our teams of professional consultants are renowned for their professionalism, integrity and exceptional recruitment consultancy services. Using a flexible approach to recruitment, we are committed to matching client needs to candidate aspirations to create mutual benefit for both. In Australia we have offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Chatswood, Melbourne, Parramatta, Perth and Sydney.