The 7 most in-demand tech jobs for 2018

The 7 most in-demand tech jobs for 2018

As companies scramble to adapt to the modern workforce, they’re doing whatever they can to attract top tech talent. For some that may mean getting a head start in filling next year’s most in-demand roles, which range from data-focused to security-related positions, according to Robert Half Technology’s 2018 IT salary report. The survey also reveals the average salaries for each role based off experience.

While Robert Half Technology acknowledges a lot will impact a company’s starting salary, including competition, location, corporate culture and budgets, there are certain things you can look for to make sure you land the top talent. Here are the seven jobs expected to be in-demand for 2018, the skills and experience you should look for and the average salary you’ll want to pay to stay competitive.


• 25th percentile: entry-level workers or those in industries with less competition
• 50th percentile: “average experience,” a job with “average complexity,” or work in industry with moderate competition
• 75th percentile: above average experience, strong skills, certifications, a more complex role or work in a “fairly competitive” industry
• 95th percentile: significant experience, certifications, specializations, high level of expertise, work in a strategic and highly complex role or in a highly competitive industry for talent.

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