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Posted David Brown, Executive Vice President, Veredus | Hays on Friday, Aug 28, 2015 on Friday, Aug 28, 2015

Blog article image - IT Skills shortageSix out of 10 tech business leaders expect their companies to increase headcount in the next 12 months. Eighty one percent said the U.S. would have the highest employment growth over the next 24 months.

Having said this, Americans should expect a steady increase in salary for 2016. Technology pay in the United States saw another year of hikes with technology professionals earning $89,450 on average annually.

What's considerably less clear is where the talent is going to come from. It's no secret that the US is facing a significant skills shortage. As businesses evolve, roles become more specialized. Today, many employers are embracing change management and are seeking candidates with specialized skill sets that support efficiency plans and new leaner processes fueling further competition in the United States job market.

Tackling staffing in a candidate short market can be difficult and it's important to ensure you are putting your best foot forward in terms of a competitive job offer, promotion of your company and engagement with your target audiences.

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