8 Roles Expected to See Biggest Salary Boosts in 2017

How much does a data ninja or coding wizard make? Significantly more than they did last year, according to the 2017 Salary Guides from staffing specialists Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group. The 2017 Salary Guides from staffing specialists Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group show that base salaries in the technology and creative fields are expected to increase 3.2 per cent and 3.1 per cent, respectively, in the coming year. And some roles are projected to see even bigger gains.

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“Finding professionals for in-demand roles remains a challenge, particularly in these top growth positions. Companies continue to expand their digital and creative initiatives, resulting in greater demand for employees with the skills necessary to drive business success,” said Deborah Bottineau, senior regional manager of Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group. “Employers need to be decisive in their hiring. Managers should have enticing offers prepared that include competitive pay and benefits options ready for when they find a good fit for their organization.”

The following eight jobs are expected to see substantial increases in average starting salary in 2017, according to the Robert Half Salary Guides*:

Role

Salary Increase

from 2016

Average Starting

Salary

1

Interaction Designer jobs

6.5%

$63,000 – $93,750

2

User Experience (UX) Designer jobs

6.0%

$71,000 – $120,000

3

Systems Security Administrator jobs

5.8%

$96,750 – $135,250

4

Senior IT Auditor jobs

5.4%

$125,000 – $194,500

5

Copywriter jobs

5.4%

$52,000 – 64,750

6

Network Security Engineer jobs

5.1%

$110,750 – $150,250

7

Big Data Engineer jobs

5.0%

$123,000 – $158,000

8

Graphic Designer jobs

4.9%

$61,000 – $79,500

*All salaries listed are Canadian national averages based on data published in the 2017 Salary Guides from Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group. Actual projected salary ranges may vary depending on location.

SOURCE Robert Half Technology