The 10 highest paid jobs in IT and the most demanded by companies in the coming months


Digital Architecture, Infrastructure and Front End Development are the three better paying digital jobs at that time in Argentina.

This was determined by the latest survey by international human resources consultant Mercer of the 74 companies that participated in its “Digital Club” survey. It is made up exclusively of digital companies and/or companies in the process of digital transformation.

On this occasion, the consultant also investigated in these companies what are the the positions they intend to hire in priority In the coming months.

Highest Paying Digital Jobs

According to Mercer, 10 Highest Paying Digital Jobs at Managerial Level they are:

1) Architecture

2) Infrastructure

3) Front End Developer

4) Digital Strategy

5) Back-end developer

6) Full Stack Developer

7) Product Manager

8) User experience design

9) Dev ops

10) Data science.

The best paid digital jobs in Argentina: managerial level (Mercer)

The best paid digital jobs in Argentina: managerial level (Mercer)

On the other hand, in the analyst levelthe 10 highest paying digital jobs are:

1) Mobile Developer

2) Agile coach

3) Data Architect

4) QA

5) Cloud Computing Architecture

6) Software Engineering Architect

7) Back-end developer

8) Dev ops

9) Big data in data science

10) Computer Security.

In addition to good salaries, these professionals are offered excellent benefits. As revealed by Mercer in August, they include short-term incentives/variable bonuses (84% of cases), long-term incentives (32%) such as restricted stock and stock options. In 2019, only 12% of companies had the latter.

The highest paid digital jobs in Argentina: analyst level (Mercer)

The highest paid digital jobs in Argentina: analyst level (Mercer)

The highest paid digital jobs in Argentina: analyst level (Mercer)

Top jobs in IT

As for companies’ hiring expectations, 53% of those consulted by Mercer plan to increase the workforce; 34% do not foresee any changes; 9% have not yet decided and 4% plan to decrease.

In the specific case of Fintech (financial technology), 80% plan to increase the workforce and 20% do not foresee any changes.

Mercer also revealed what are the the positions that companies plan to recruit in priority in the next 12 months.

The 6 most sought-after positions will mainly be:

Regarding developers, research will be oriented towards: Full stack developers; Java; Mobile; Front end; Python; BI; .Report.

Computer workstations that will be most in demand by companies (Source: Mercer)

Computer workstations that will be most in demand by companies (Source: Mercer)

Computer workstations that will be most in demand by companies (Source: Mercer)

The last year’s turnover among digital professionals is 15% (13.6% voluntary and 3.5% involuntary). In the specific case of Fintech companies, it is 17% (13.4% voluntary and 3.6% involuntary).

“The digital world is a very dynamic industry, with high levels of talent turnover and movement due to the high demand that exists for these profiles in the marketplace,” said Ivana Thornton, director of careers at Mercer.

In the positions surveyed in the Digital Club, a greater participation of women is observed at the analyst level. Thus, in the Junior Analyst position, there are 41% women and 59% men; in the position of team leader, 25% are women and 75% are men; in the Manager category, 21% were women and 79% men.

Regarding the participation of different generations, 65% are between 26 and 41 years old and are Generation Y/Millennials (born between 1981 and 1996); 26% are between 42 and 57 years old and come from Generation X (born between 1965 and 1980); 6% are between 18 and 25 years old and are from Generation Z (born between 1997 and 2000); 3% are between 58 and 76 years old and are Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964).

In terms of diversity, equity and inclusion, this is an industry where it is still difficult to attract and retain women and develop them into leadership positions. Similarly, it’s an industry largely concentrated in millennials,” Thornton said.

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