NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluewolf (www.bluewolf.com), the global agile business consulting firm, today released its annual IT Salary Guide for 2012. The annual data, based on salary information collected from thousands of IT staffing placements managed by Bluewolf across the country, is used by organizations and professionals alike to determine how technology is driving trends and opportunities in business today.
While the report shows the biggest increases in demand for mobile, data, cloud and user engagement technologists, it also reveals a decline in job candidates with the skill-sets required to meet those needs.
"Organizations aren't just competing against each other for qualified tech professionals—they're contending with an ever widening talent gap and the mass exodus of baby boomer retirees," warns Bluewolf co-founder and principal Michael Kirven. "This poses a huge challenge for business as they scramble to adopt new flexible technologies that support the Agile Enterprise, but for those with the right skill-sets, this should come as good news."
The report, which covers major industries including media, telecom, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and financial services, provides the following key findings:
On the executive level, CIOs and CSOs are seeing the most gains. In database administration, business intelligence analysts and data architects are enjoying the largest salary hikes while software and web development salaries are experiencing jumps all across the board. In information security, analysts are seeing the highest demand.
Tech skills: What's hot and not:
"The growing demand we're seeing for tech professionals is driven by a need to bring greater agility into the enterprise," continued Mr. Kirven. "This in turn is fueled by a volatile global economy combining with changes in customer expectations, workforce dynamics, and technology itself. But businesses and workers alike must invest in training to ensure the skills are there to meet emerging challenges and opportunities."
Bluewolf's IT Salary Guide is available at: http://success.bluewolf.com/forms/AssetRequestForm?docid=555
Bluewolf is the global agile business transformation company. We partner with clients to sync business and IT to create a new level of business responsiveness. From customer lifecycle innovation, cloud implementations and IT staffing to agile managed services, Bluewolf helps clients to attain efficient, adaptive business performance. With over 3,000 clients, only Bluewolf can bring 10 years of best practices and guarantee success. Bluewolf is headquartered in New York City, with offices across the US and Europe.