IT specialties in high demand

Average starting salary for information technolgoy to increase 1.7 per cent in 2006: survey
||Last Updated: 09/14/2006

Starting salaries for information technology professionals will rise modestly this year, however high-demand specialties will see larger increases, according to a new salary survey.

The 2006 salary survey, conducted by IT staffing firm Robert Half Technology, found that on average, starting salaries will increase 1.7 per cent.

"A shrinking candidate pool and ongoing IT upgrades are heightening the competition for talented IT professionals," said Robert Half Technology vice-president Sandra Lavoy.