For many companies, technology has been a significant benefit during the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing them to continue working and serving customers. This has placed greater emphasis on the need for skilled technology professionals to support critical operations and strategic initiatives.
IT managers moving through the next phases of economic change will want to keep a close watch on trends in the labor market. They may need to rethink their staffing strategy often as business needs fluctuate. And, given that many technology professionals are looking for new employment opportunities — either by necessity or choice — it could be an ideal time for companies to secure highly skilled IT talent that will help position them for future success.
Robert Half has been reporting hiring trends and salary forecasts for 70 years. As the world’s leading specialized staffing firm, we are an authority on hiring in the technology sector. This guide covers some of the industry trends our recruiters have identified and the starting salaries we expect to see for IT positions in 2021.