Those with the skills to support short-term growth are the most in demand following the aftermath of the pandemic, finds a new report.
Data from Robert Half revealed that as many as 73% of senior business leaders reported that they are more confident in their growth prospects for the next 12 months than the 12 months prior, with many investing in talent that can enhance growth strategies, pushing up demand and subsequently salaries in some sectors.
According to the report, businesses are looking at revised growth strategies that include increasing headcount, driving customer growth and supporting demand.
With these plans in mind, the four areas with the highest wage growth over the past six months are:
- HR (+24.5%)
- Marketing (+8.6%)
- Business intelligence and data analytics (+7.7%)
- Software development and testing (+7.2%)
Matt Weston, Senior Managing Director for the UK, Ireland, UAE and BeNeLux, commented, “Having been amongst the first to be cut during the pandemic, HR and marketing roles are now being created and backfilled at an incredible pace, creating voracious demand with limited supply.
“These roles, along with analysis and DevOps, roles are on the front-line of business growth, supporting demand generation and helping to manage increased customer demand. However, the immediacy of the need is likely shielding more consistent demand in compliance and digital transformational roles.”
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