What Are Some of The Highest Paying Tech Jobs Heading into 2016?

By |2019-01-30T04:26:43-04:00December 21st, 2015|Career Articles, Information Technology|

Staying Relevant in Changing Tech Fields

It is fairly evident to almost everyone that technology has shaped the way we live and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. New gadgets, mobile devices, web functionality, and cutting edge programming languages have forced their way onto the scene. Staying relevant in today’s highly competitive tech landscape can be pretty rough for the old-school developer, but the good news is that IT jobs will seemingly never disappear and are only becoming more and more in demand as we head into the new year.

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In the year 2015, some of the most important programming languages are SQL, Java, Ruby on Rails, Python, C++, Javascript, and its more specialized libraries such as jQuery and AngularJS. If you consider yourself an expert in any of these languages, you might have plenty of business owners or startup companies knocking down your doors in search of your services.

Highest Paying Tech Jobs

So what are some of the highest paying job opportunities in the world of tech? As we mentioned before, the world has gone wireless, unplugging nearly any device for use in the home and office. For this reason, wireless network engineers will see a lot of demand, with a 9.7% increase in pay heading into 2016. Many office environments are now wireless and mobile application development requires a wireless testing environment, so anyone that considers themselves an expert in wireless networks should see smooth sailing into the future.

Speaking of mobile, without question one of the best paying opportunities heading into 2016 is the role of mobile application developer. The recent explosion of smart phones and tablets has given rise to an enormous amount of apps and operating systems that are designed specifically for mobile devices. Many companies are still operating a web site that is outdated and requires a total overhaul to become mobile compliant, so there is a seemingly endless amount of work that will arise from the need for every business to go mobile in some way. Imagine being a large e-commerce store that is not mobile friendly? More than half of search traffic is now mobile so the effect on revenue can be absolutely devastating.

Big Data and its Relevance in the Tech World

Another big IT shift has come in the form of data, and many larger companies need expertise when managing large quantities of it. If a large business wants to rely on big data analytics to make important decisions for the future, then they will need someone to manage and interpret that information for them. Anyone that considers themselves a master data scientist can also expect a larger pay day heading into 2016, with a potential increase of almost 8.9% in starting pay compared to 2015. As time moves on, the amount of data that some companies will amass could be staggering so experienced professionals in this field will be even more crucial to their bottom line.

It is expected that tech employment will see close to an 18% growth in employment by 2022 as opposed to about 10.8% for all other industries. This means that if you are a business that needs to staff up on IT experts, you’ll want to give us a call! IT is one of our main specialties so we will have no problem helping you track down the right talent for the job. If you foresee big changes in your company’s future and you would like someone to help you break down the data, we can help you find a top-notch candidate.

Kane Partners is located in Pennsylvania, but we help staff companies all across the nation. Contact us today to set up a winning game plan that will carry you into 2016.

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