Developer, Chief Data Officer, Traffic Manager: who will be the best paid in 2017?

by bold-lichterman

Almost 7 in 10 human resources managers say they are concerned about the departure of their best employees, according to the results of the “Compensation study 2017 ” produced by Robert Half. And indeed, nearly three quarters of employees admit to being “open to discuss with the competition”, according to the results of the study.

Beyond recruiting talent, the challenge is therefore considerable for companies, namely to succeed in retaining the right elements once they are integrated into the company. A better level of remuneration remains the main reason for changing employers, remind the authors of the study. The latter have determined, for each type of position, a standard salary scale, depending on the employee’s level of experience. What about digital profiles?

2.1 million jobs created in new technologies

First lesson of the study, new technologies are one of the main engines of growth today, and this translates directly in terms of job creation. We are therefore expecting the creation of 2.1 million new jobs in IT, mathematics, and even engineering.

Among the main motivations mentioned by companies for recruiting in the IT field, we find participation in new projects (at 65%), conquering new markets (at 35%), and international growth. (at 33%). More than one in two information systems director devotes 30 to 60% of his working time to the development of innovation within his company.

While companies have strong IT recruitment needs, they are not always successful in recruiting for these positions. 78% of information systems (IS) managers admit to having difficulty “recruiting the right profiles”, according to the authors of the study. With regard to the recruitment of digital skills, companies are therefore faced with the problem of the scarcity of good profiles, and must therefore set up an attractive remuneration policy to retain these highly sought-after profiles.

In information systems (IS):

  • Communication skills

  • Sense of customer service

  • Ability to progress to management positions

In digital:

  • Agility

  • Ability to communicate with other businesses and engage them in a digital transformation process

  • Understanding of business, marketing and IT issues

CIO and Chief Data Officer: the best paid technical profiles

Beyond these major trends in recruitment, the authors of the study established, for each major type of trade, a standard salary scale.

First observation, if we are only interested in technical profiles (working in information systems), it is the directors of information systems who can claim the highest levels of remuneration: from 149,000 to 201,000 euros in gross annual remuneration for the most experienced among them (15 years and over), and from 103,000 to 151,000 euros for “junior” profiles (10 to 15 years of experience). A Chief Data Officer can claim annual compensation of between 146,000 and 186,000 euros if he is experienced, and 103,000 to 147,000 euros if he is still “junior”.

In terms of expected development between 2016 and 2017, it is the most experienced mobile developers who see their level of remuneration increase the most (+ 4%, for remuneration of up to 64,000 euros for the most experienced), as well as software qualification project managers (+ 4%, up to 78,000 euros per year for the most experienced) and CRM experts with more than 5 years of experience (+ 4%, up to 80,000 euros per year).

  • Mobile developer 3 – 5 years: remuneration up 2% in 2017, 5 – 10 years: + 4% in 2017, Web developer 3 – 5 years: + 2% in 2017, 5 – 10 years: + 0% in 2017, 10 – 15 years: + 2% in 2017.
  • Systems and networks administrator 3 – 5 years: + 0% in 2017, 5 – 10 years: + 0% in 2017, 10 – 15 years: + 2% in 2017.
  • Project Manager, variable remuneration depending on the position.

Traffic Managers and Data Scientists, two very popular profiles

Another observation is that if we now consider the digital profiles strictly speaking, the levels of remuneration and their changes in 2017 are of a completely different order.

A Chief Digital Officer thus receives gross annual compensation ranging from 150,000 to 350,000 euros if he is experienced (15 years of experience or more), and from 120,000 to 160,000 euros if he is between 10 and 15 years old. of experience. It should be noted that his level of remuneration should decrease in 2017 (-2% for the most experienced, -7% for the others). Operations managers can earn 140,000 to 220,000 euros per year if they are experienced, and 95,000 to 135,000 euros per year if they have between 10 and 15 years of experience.

In terms of salary growth, two profiles will be particularly favored by companies in 2017: Traffic Managers, who should see their annual compensation increase by 19% (for compensation of up to 60,000 euros), and Data Scientists, who can expect salary increases of around 18% for the most experienced among them (up to 75,000 euros per year). Beginning social media managers will be able to raise their salary expectations by 15%, up to 50,000 euros. Finally, it should be noted that professions linked to content production will not see any change in their compensation levels next year.

  • Chief Digital Officer 10 – 15 years: -7% in 2017, + 15 years: -4% in 2017.
  • Product-Owner 0 – 3 years: + 9% in 2017, 3 – 5 years: + 9% in 2017.
  • Data Analyst 0 – 3 years: + 13% in 2017, 3 – 5 years: + 18% in 2017.
** Methodology: study carried out on the basis of various elements, including field feedback from Robert Half recruitment consultants, information gathered by consultants during candidate interviews, surveys carried out with more than 200 directors or human resources managers , with 200 directors or administrative managers, and 100 IT directors, as well as an analysis of recruitment trends in different sectors.

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