The Silicon Forest is scorching hot with hiring this summer. Here is a list of the most in-demand roles that companies are hiring for:
Desktop Support Technician – As the first line of defense for customer service and troubleshooting, Desktop Support workers need to be good problem solvers, have strong technical skills, and have superior customer service skills. Tier 1 support roles can start at $18.00 an hour and can pay as much as $37.00 for Tier 3 support technicians.
Systems Administrator (Windows/Linux) – Like most tech jobs, a system administrator should possess strong problem-solving skills with good communication and superior analytical abilities. But a Systems Admin also needs to have a strong understanding of the company’s hardware and software needs. Most Systems Admin have experience in desktop support, active directory, network security, and server administration. Hiring managers like to see candidates with their MCS, MCSE, and MCSA certifications. Average salaries range from $90,000 up to $115,000.
Business Intelligence Analyst – Business Intelligence Analysts need experience in analytics, reporting tools, and they should be familiar with different databases. Skills that hiring managers look for include experience with database queries, OLAP, ETL Tools, and strong written and verbal communication skills. This role is growing in importance as more businesses need to pull data, make sense of it, and put into reports for use by other business units. Average salaries range from $90,000 up to $120,000.
Java Engineer – Java Engineers design, develop, and test computer programs used in areas such as operating systems, business applications, and social networks. This is a high demand skill set and hiring managers will generally go to great lengths to land top talent. Average salaries range from $85,000 for junior engineers up to $165,000 for very senior engineers.
Mobile Application Developer – Mobile App Developers create applications for mobile devices, such as iOS and Androids. These developers use multiple programming languages to optimize application functioning on a variety of mobile platforms. Developers in this field may find themselves optimizing mobile versions of existing applications, designing game apps, or designing functional lifestyle apps. Native development is a niche that is in high demand. This allows developers to develop applications in one language that works for all platforms. Average salaries range from $110,000 up to $160,000.
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