Robert Half Offers 2016 Tech Job Trends

SOUTHFIELD — The temporary tech staffing firm Robert Half
Technology says hiring challenges remain as IT operations move into
2016.

A survey of CIOs and IT executives around the country found that
desktop support was the skill most in demand by IT managers, cited by 57 percent, followed by database management at 55 percent, network administration at 54 percent and windows administration at 52 percent.

In other survey results, 81 percnet of CIOs believe wearable technology will become a common workplace tool, with 38 percent believe it will happen within the next five years.

Also, to improve security, 54 percent want to beef up employee training, 45 percent want to vet consulting firms more closely and 45 percent plan to hire more security pros.

Finally, salaries in 2016 will rise. Starting salaries in IT are predicted to increase 5.3 percent in 2016 – wireless networking engineers will see the highest predicted gains at 9.7 percent.

More at www.rht.com.

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