Global IT recruitment expected to rebound

2014 should see a resurgence in IT recruitment due to growing confidence in global markets, according to Robert Walters’ Global Salary Survey.

Permanent IT salaries across Australia are expected to grow year-on-year by 2.3 per cent in 2014, compared with around 1 per cent across the job market on average.

The survey found there will be especially strong demand for project managers and business analysts with specific domain knowledge or Agile experience.

High demand for DevOps and build automation last year has created a shortage this year, and senior consultants with skills across OBIEE and Teradata will also be very useful to employers.

The survey also found that professionals who can bridge the gap between business need and technical solutions will continue to command premium salaries.

Peter Bateson, director of IT at Robert Walters in Sydney, says: “As ever, project managers, business analysts and developers who can demonstrate the ability to articulate business needs and translate them into technical solutions will be in high demand. This will also be true for individuals who can work autonomously and be fully accountable for their own projects.”

Particularly while salaries remain relatively static, offering training in new technologies should form a vital component of the benefits package for IT personnel at all levels.

Robert Walters also now offers a new salary survey checker app, based on the findings of the Global Salary Survey. It is available for both iOS and Android devices – click here.

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