2024 Salary Report for Tech Professionals

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Despite constantly evolving challenges in the tech job market, the industry is still surging in demand for skilled professionals. This year, certain roles are experiencing particularly impressive salary growth. Employers are increasingly seeking professionals who can implement AI solutions, providing a cutting-edge advantage in an evolving job market. Many technology firms and professionals are refining their strategy after a turbulent year, and those who can adapt will find themselves at an advantage. 

Compensation remains a priority for IT pros and overall, and tech salaries increased by a modest average of 2% in 2023. The outlook for 2024 is positive, particularly for those with in-demand roles and skills in the areas of expected higher interest like cloud computing, data analytics, DevOps, and artificial intelligence. 

High-demand skills & certifications garner high wages.

Throughout the country, these in-demand skills are the most sought after:

  • Java developers
  • .NET developers
  • Network security analysts
  • Desktop support/tech support
  • Help desk analysts

Companies are aggressively recruiting talent with qualified certifications related to security clearances, information security, Cisco® networking, and project management. Tech professionals possessing the following qualifications will find competitive opportunities.

  • Security clearance
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • DoD 8570 Certification

Only 15% of qualified candidates typically have the latest requirements, which is why we offer resources to our team members like the Kelly Learning Center giving them the opportunity to get a leg up on the competition.

Partner with an expert in your work specialty.

While opportunities are plentiful, there will be some hurdles to jump. Factors like inflation and slower job openings might make competition stiffer. Focus on boosting your resume via added skills and certifications, and partnering with an industry expert like Kelly Technology.

Want more information on how Kelly can work with you to support your technology career? Explore the roles we’re actively recruiting for now, or join our talent pool to submit your credentials to our recruiters without applying for a specific job. 



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