The battle for the best IT Talent is at its peak and has become major trouble for many companies around the world. The lack of professionals with the skills needed has increased their salaries uncontrollably. Only companies with a sufficient budget can access this pool of talent and this puts at risk thousands -and much needed- digital transformation projects.
What are these roles and how much are they paid for?
We have reunited information about these wages in the USA and the European average.
According to CIO.com, Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly commonplace in business and in consumer’s lives. In 2020, companies will be on the hunt for skilled workers to help meet the demand for AI-enabled products and services. Candidates with knowledge of machine learning, natural language processing, AI integration, AI application programming and change management experience are in high demand.
- EEUU: 120K-190K
- Europe (average): 83K
Business Intelligence Analyst
BI analysts need experience in database technology, analytics and reporting tools. Businesses typically look for candidates with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems or engineering. It’s a role with growing importance as businesses pivot from harvesting to making sense of data.
- EEUU: 87K-185K
- Europe (average): 62K
Cloud architects oversee the company’s cloud computing strategy and are responsible for deploying, managing and supporting cloud applications. Cloud architects typically have a strong understanding of multiple operating systems in addition to networking, programming and security skills.
- EEUU: 117K-196K
- Europe (average): 109K
Data Specialist (Analyst, Scientist and Engineer)
Data specialists are in high demand as companies are banking more data than ever before. Companies need data scientists, analysts and engineers to help store, sort and analyze data collected by the organization. Data can be highly sensitive — so it’s important to have knowledgeable workers who can make use of valuable data without putting the company at risk.
Developer (web, software, mobile)
Web, software and mobile developers are responsible for designing, developing, installing, testing and maintaining software systems. The job requires coding, designing and building applications, websites or mobile apps, working with multiple programming languages such as C#, C++, HTML, Java, Microsoft .NET and SQL Server. Developers need to be able to understand client requirements and be able to provide recommendations for improving web, software and mobile applications to ensure they meet user needs.
DevOps practices encourage faster code deployment with fewer deployment failures, so more companies are hiring engineers with DevOps experience to oversee coding, scripting and processes development. DevOps engineers often manage IT infrastructure, provision resources, oversee software testing and monitor performance after release. These workers help simplify code updates, enabling companies to continuously tweak and improve processes in the organization for maximum efficiency.
- EEUU: 93K-179K
- Europe (average): 58K
Help desk and desktop support professionals
For customer-facing businesses, the help desk is an important part of running an efficient business. As the first line of defence for customer service and troubleshooting, help desk workers need to have the right technical and soft skills for the job.
- EEUU: 45K-65K
- Europe (average): 46K
Network or Cloud administrator
Network administrators are responsible for handling LAN/WAN protocol, software and hardware. Cloud administrators are responsible for handling cloud initiatives and the networking services and applications that support cloud initiatives in the company. Both positions spend a lot of time troubleshooting and typically need to be on call in case of an emergency or failure.
- EEUU: 76K-129K
- Europe (average): 45k
Security Professional (architect, engineer, administrator).
Data, information, systems, network and cloud security professionals are in demand as businesses increasingly rely on data for everyday business operations. These IT professionals ensure that enterprise IT initiatives remain safe from potential threats inside and outside the organization. They’re also tasked with keeping on top of industry compliance regulations, future security trends and ensuring the business’s hardware, software and networks remain secure.
Like most jobs in IT, a system administrator should demonstrate strong problem-solving, communication and analytical skills. But a system admin also needs a strong technical understanding of the company’s specific hardware and software.
- EEUU: 69K-117K
- Europe (average): 55K
Digital transformation has shaped the way we see and understand the world. Digital and technological acceleration has brought new challenges and opportunities and has had a great impact on talent. The gap between the supply of and demand for professionals is widening due to the lack of professionals with the necessary skills. That’s why finding the right profiles has become a challenge. At Catenon, we have been searching for professionals around the world for 20 years thanks to data technology. Identify the best IT, Tech and Digital professionals with us.