IT pros with BYOD skills are in demand
IT pros who have BYOD-implementation skills are in high demand, according to a survey by management consulting firm Janco Associates.
While compensation and demand for IT pros in general are relatively flat, IT pros with BYOD-implementation skills are bucking that trend, Janco finds.
IT compensation has increased by only .67 percent in the past year, according to a survey of close to 1,000 companies by Janco. The IT job market grew by 74,900 in 2013, up from 62,500 in 2012 but still not enough to employ the number of IT graduates coming out of U.S. universities, according to Janco.
"Between January 2013 and January 2014 the total mean compensation for all IT Professionals has increased from $78,759 to $79,289. This puts overall compensation back at the levels they were at in January 2008 and 2007," says Janco.
To rein in costs, firms are implementing cost control measures. To avoid providing healthcare coverage, firms are increasingly using part-time employees and contractors who are focused on particular projects, according to Janco.
At the same time, IT positions in highest demand are all those associated with BYOD implementation, quality control and service level improvement, says Janco.
"If you have knowledge and ability to work with BYOD, either in implementation, support or development, this increases your value. It's the hot skill of the day," Janco CEO M. Victor Janulaitis was quoted by CIO Magazine as saying.