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2016 will be the year of IT professionals.

Posted by: Agnes Siekierska

According to recruitment specialist Robert Half's latest 2016 Salary Guide, IT professionals' salaries are set to rise this year as more that 4 in 10 UK firms invest in technology to drive business growth, move their infrastructures to the cloud and to generally expand their products or services. The result of this tech revolution is a higher demand for technical skills within both SME and large businesses, which in turn has increased the number of IT jobs.

The report also shows that together with IT, other sectors such as security, project management and networking are forecasting pay increases in 2016, while mobile developers will see the biggest gains at 7.4 percent.
But with an average 4% raise, IT professionals are without a doubt seeing the highest increase in salaries in the UK this year.

Computerworld have also conducted a 2016 IT Salary Survey that supports continued strong gains for IT professionals.

More than 70% of the 3,301 respondents reported a pay rise this year, making it the sixth year in a row that figure has risen since hitting a low of 41% in 2010. Likewise, only 3% reported a pay cut in 2016, down from a high of 14% in 2009. Even better, the average increase in total compensation including salary and bonus was 3.9%. This is the highest year-on-year increase that survey results have shown in the past 15 years.


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