Hiring is a challenge for CIOs, and it won’t get much easier in the coming year, particularly for IT departments that are trying to fill key security and networking roles.
Two staffing and recruiting firms that specialize in IT – Robert Half Technology and TEKsystems – each released research this week that offers a glimpse of what’s expected on the hiring front in 2017. Here are some highlights from their respective reports.
1. Don’t expect widespread salary gains
A majority of IT leaders – 63 percent – expect overall 2017 IT salaries to stay the same compared to 2016 rates, and 1 percent expect salaries to decrease in the coming year. Just 36 percent of IT leaders say they plan to increase overall IT salaries in 2017, according to TEKsystems’ annual IT Forecast.