In the IT industry, technical specialists are most in demand

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    Recently, the Luxoft Personnel recruiting agency published a report on the results of a study of the labor market of IT-specialists for the first half of 2011. This report includes information on the dynamics of the labor market of highly qualified specialists, as well as analytical data revealing the supply and demand ratio among candidates of the IT industry. In addition, salary expectations of employees and development trends of this market segment in 2011 are presented.

    Dynamics of salary expectations of IT candidates in the 1st half of 2011

    The stabilization of the labor market in 2010 led to the fact that in 2011 the dynamics of salary expectations returned to traditional indicators, namely, a slight increase without sharp fluctuations. Basically, there is an increase in the lower bounds of expectations, adjacent to the stability of the upper level, during the first half of 2011.

    Specialists with low salary expectations, as a rule, represent middle-level workers. Among highly qualified employees, retention of salary expectations was noted, their growth was rather slow, while maintaining a relatively high level. At the same time, specialists in this category are characterized by the expectation of high indicators of total income due to bonus schemes and additional social features. package. We can say that the growth of salary expectations varies between 5-10%.

    Salary expectations of the most demanded IT-specialists in 2011:

    • Senior Developer (Java, Oracle): 110,000 - 140,000 rubles
    • Senior Developer (NET, C ++): 100 000 - 120 000 rub
    • Developer (Java, Oracle): 90,000 - 110,000 rubles
    • Developer (NET, C ++): 80 000 - 120 000 rub
    • QA Engineer / Test Manager: 110 000-150 000 rub
    • QA Engineer / Senior Tester: 80 000 - 120 000 rub
    • QA Engineer / Tester: 70 000 - 90 000 rub
    • Analyst: 85,000 - 120,000 rub
    • SAP Consultant: 110 000 - 180 000 rub
    • SAP (ABAP) Developer : 80 000 - 120 000 rub
    • System Administrator: 60,000 - 120,000 rubles
    • IT Sales Manager: 120 000 - 180 000 rubles

    The demand for IT specialties

    The demand for IT specialists in 2011 remains at the same high level as in 2010. The tendency of companies to retain existing qualified personnel, as well as the “formation” of professionals from young specialists within the company, is noted. And, as a consequence of this, the active use of internship programs.

    The recruiting agency Luxoft Personnel notes that among the IT industry specialists, one of the most popular is the developers who speak different programming languages, that is, technical specialists. Their share among the total number of vacancies of IT-specialists is 43%. Among them, the following specialties are located in terms of popularity: java-developers - 22%, Oracle-, C ++ - and NET-developers, specialists-developers of mobile applications (Android, iOs developers) - 8%.

    An approximately equal percentage of vacancies for Help-desk IT specialists (12%), ERP implementation and support consultants (12%), as well as IT analysts and testers (about 12%). The least demand is for vacancies for IT sales (5%) and managers: CIO, IT director , their deputies, heads of IT departments and other industry managers (only 8%).

    When choosing a workplace, most job seekers pay attention to criteria such as:

    • High salary.
    • Intangible incentives in the form of professional training at the expense of the company, foreign business trips, a full social package.
    • Company reputation in the labor market.

    The ratio of supply and demand in the labor market of highly qualified IT-specialists

    The first half of 2011 was marked by a steady growth in a number of vacancies with a slight decrease in December and May. The number of vacancies continues to grow, exceeding pre-crisis indicators almost twice, and this is about 90%. Moreover, the difference between the number of resumes and the number of open vacancies is significantly reduced: on average, the number of resumes is 10-15% higher than the number of vacancies.

    In large companies (the agency notes ), the indicators for the number of vacancies remain at the same level. Large players, as noted, seek to develop internal staff. Small and medium-sized companies, as well as start-up companies, are gradually entering the market.

    In general, today the market is filled with young professionals. There is a tendency toward stable development of an employee within the same company and a change of job no more than 1 time within 1-3 years.

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