The Top 6 jobs in 2013 are all connected to mobile technology
07 March 2013

The Top 6 jobs in 2013 are all connected to mobile technology

Average starting salaries for mobile applications developers are expected to rise 9 percent, with compensation ranging from $92,750 to $133,500 USD.

Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group did a study of lucrative careers for 2013. According to their newly released 2013 Salary Guides, particular positions in the creative and information technology fields are growing in number and salary as companies expand their mobile footprints. Check out the top 6 career options with the biggest growth and the highest salaries.

(1) Mobile Applications Developers

As companies work harder to reach consumers on smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, they need professionals who can develop for the small screen.

Average starting salaries for mobile applications developers are expected to rise 9 percent, with compensation ranging from $92,750 to $133,500 USD.

(2) Business Intelligence Analysts

Business intelligence analysts assist organizations in making important business decisions by gathering and analyzing data to better target marketing efforts.

This role will see a 7.3 percent salary gain, with starting salaries ranging from $94,250 to $132,500 USD.

(3) Network Architects

Network architects assess business and applications requirements for corporate data and voice networks, making it possible for data to be shared. This is a very specialized and highly prized skillset.

Network architects are forecast to receive a 7 percent starting salary increase, for a salary in the range of $102,250 to $146,500 USD.

(4) Interactive Creative Directors

Companies are looking for professionals with superb leadership skills and digital expertise to manage growing interactive teams. These people are busy, over worked, passionate, and well payed. Watch out for burnout...

Interactive creative directors can anticipate a 4.9 percent increase in base compensation, with average starting salaries between $95,500 and $160,000 USD.

(5) Interaction Designers

Interaction designers put themselves into the perspective of the company’s customers and try to maximize their online experience. These professionals understand the connections between people and products.

Those with one to five years of experience should see a gain of 4.9 percent with salaries ranging from $52,250 to $77,500 USD.

(6) User Experience (UX) Designers

Since so much customer interaction happens online, companies are looking for team members who can create positive digital experiences.

UX designers can expect a 4.8 percent salary increase, with starting compensation of $73,750 to $110,500 USD.