The war for IT talent in 2017 is becoming even more competitive — and even more expensive.

The demand for talent certainly isn’t slowing down, and companies are offering hefty compensation packages to try and fill open roles.
Tech jobs in big data, IT security, and software development, for example, are paying big bucks for both entry- and senior-level positions, especially if you live in one of the five largest metro areas in the United States, according to Randstad’s 2017 Salary Guide.[ Find out how to get ahead with our career development guide for developers. | The art of programming is changing rapidly. We help you navigate what’s hot in programming and what’s going cold. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ]

“The biggest takeaway here is that salary is still the No. 1 factor candidates consider when looking at new opportunities.

The recent Gallup State of the American Workforce survey showed that about 37 percent of people would leave their job for a salary increase of 20 percent or less — it doesn’t take much, but candidates today know their worth and they can name their price.
It’s a candidate’s market,” says Jennifer Selden, regional recruiting director at Randstad Technologies.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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