According to salary research from Robert Half, demand for positions such as mobile application developers, data warehouse analysts, and user experience (UX) designers is expected to grow in the coming year as companies look to invest in their information technology infrastructure and digital presence.
As companies strive to reach consumers on smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, they will need applications developers who can develop for the small screen. Starting salaries for mobile applications developers are projected to increase 9.1 percent to a range of $85,000 to $122,500 in the coming year, according to Robert Half.
Maintaining data has become an increasingly complex task, which is why companies need data warehouse analysts who can collect, analyze, and mine stored data. Anticipated base compensation for these professionals is expected to climb 6.7 percent to between $88,000 and $119,000 in 2012.
For UX designers, the starting pay is expected to rise 6.2 percent to a range of $71,750 to $104,000. Data security analysts can expect base salaries to rise 6 percent to between $89,000 and $121,500, and base salaries for SEO/SEM specialists with three or more years of experience are projected to increase by 6 percent, to a range of $63,750 to $87,500.
Starting salaries for network engineers are expected to rise 5.8 percent to a range of $75,000 to $107,750, and Web developers should see a 5.4 percent increade in compensation, to between $61,250 and $99,250.