UK IT pros with mobile commerce background getting bigger pay checks

Experience in big data, web design, and security also a salary boost, says Robert Half

U.K. information technology professionals with mobile commerce experience are among those receiving the biggest salary increases, according to Robert Half Technology.

Salaries of IT pros with experience in big data, mobile commerce, web design and security are forecast by Robert Half to increase by 4 percent or more this year, compared with an average UK IT salary increase of 2.5 percent.

In terms of roles, chief information security officers are expected to receive salary increases of 3.5 percent this year, compared to CIOs who are expected to see a 2.3 percent salary increase, chief technology officers at 1.5 percent, chief architects at 2.4 percent, IT directors at 2.2 percent and IT managers at 1.9 percent.

In addition, IT pros with experience in mobile commerce, web design, big data and security are highly sought after by employers, according to Phil Sheridan, senior managing director at Robert Half Technology. "Candidates with the most sought after skills are receiving multiple job offers and employers looking to secure the industry's top talent are finding that lengthy interview rounds are prompting their top choices to accept competing offers," he says.

To keep employees with experience in these areas, employers need to offer perks, such as opportunities for professional development, a green approach, generous family leave, flexible annual leave policies, on-site health services, healthy snacks and travel abroad opportunities, advises Robert Half Technology.

"Companies will use technology to grow their businesses as we emerge from the economic downturn: candidates with a strong sense of commerciality and business acumen as well as technical skills are increasingly called on to manage product development lifecycles and deliver business solutions," Sheridan adds.

For more:
- check out Robert Half's release

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