IT Staffing Report: Feb. 13, 2014

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Cloud computing driving IT salaries upwards

The increasing use of cloud computing technologies, such as virtualization and online storage, as well as additional focus on using online channels to interact with consumers, are driving the demand for IT professionals who are equipped with the requisite skill sets.

According to the recent findings from recruitment firm Robert Walters’ Global Salary Survey 2014, specialists in cloud computing — specifically in the areas of virtualization and storage — will find more opportunities this year as organizations will rely on such technology to further reduce costs.

Given the increased demand, the recruitment firm believes there will be a shortage of professionals with the right skill sets. According to the report, “hiring managers may struggle to find top-tier cloud, virtualization and storage specialists.”

This means companies will offer pay increments of up to 20 percent in order to entice top-tier talent to join them. Salaries, in general, are likely to remain at the same level as in 2013 for employees who choose to stay on with existing employers though.

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