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8 Hot Tech Jobs Getting Big Salary Bumps In 2016

Engineering jobs to mobile app developer positions are expected to post some of the largest salary gains in 2016, and some tech-related creative careers are not too far behind. Here's a look at eight of those hot jobs.
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Wireless Network Engineer

'Organizations are becoming increasingly dependent on wireless technology and wireless network engineers in order to connect remote and mobile employees while maintaining secure and reliable access,' Reed said in an interview with InformationWeek. Wireless network engineers conduct research; design and implement wireless networks; make recommendations for wireless network optimization, additions, and upgrades to meet business requirements; conduct radio frequency (RF) coverage and site surveys; and document network infrastructure and design.
 
'While 2016 marks the first year wireless network engineers lead salary growth, this occupation has consistently increased its salary base, rising 5.9% in 2012, 7.9% in 2013, 7% in 2014, and 9.1% in 2015,' said Reed. He added that as mobility and remote working become more common there will be a continued need for professionals with these skills in the workplace.

(Image: Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group)

Wireless Network Engineer

"Organizations are becoming increasingly dependent on wireless technology and wireless network engineers in order to connect remote and mobile employees while maintaining secure and reliable access," Reed said in an interview with InformationWeek. Wireless network engineers conduct research; design and implement wireless networks; make recommendations for wireless network optimization, additions, and upgrades to meet business requirements; conduct radio frequency (RF) coverage and site surveys; and document network infrastructure and design.

"While 2016 marks the first year wireless network engineers lead salary growth, this occupation has consistently increased its salary base, rising 5.9% in 2012, 7.9% in 2013, 7% in 2014, and 9.1% in 2015," said Reed. He added that as mobility and remote working become more common there will be a continued need for professionals with these skills in the workplace.

(Image: Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group)

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11/25/2015 | 1:47:59 PM
IBM plays a strong card: data management
IBM has a lot of data handling techniques, first learned in managing data safely on the mainframe. It originated the relational revolution in the 1980s. And of course the more data scientists, the more potential users for Watson.
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11/24/2015 | 5:52:25 PM
Credentials for a big data job are.....
I asked IBM how it could turn out a million data scientists and VP Rob Thomas said by getting them to build their first data analytics application. He was overseeing the Datapalooza in San Francisco that expected to turn out 240 data scientists in three days. Another 300,000 have gone through IBM's massive open online course. So let's say the credentials for big data jobs are loosely established. 
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