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Lack of confidence proving to be real killer for women in technology

A pair of studies released this week shed light on challenges -- including career advancement and equal pay -- facing women in technology.

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You don’t need a degree to be a programmer in Silicon Valley

The Wall Street Journal says most programming jobs in Silicon Valley now require a college degree. Don’t believe it.

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11 highest paying tech jobs in America

Software developers, architects rule, according to latest Glassdoor study.

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Why 'data scientist' is this year's hottest job

It's notable enough that close to half of the 25 "best jobs in America" named by recruiting site Glassdoor this week are tech-related, but even more striking is the fact that "data scientist" tops the list.

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Cisco, Microsoft & other big enterprise IT firms miss Best Places to Work cut

It’s not that the biggest names in enterprise IT and networking aren’t good places to work, according to employees submitting reviews to jobs and career marketplace Glassdoor. It’s just that they aren’t “Amazing!” or “Great!” places...

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How to retain and hire the best IT professionals

It’s an exciting time to be in IT, but the evolving compensation landscape can certainly cause anxiety as you try to retain existing staff as well as recruit future employees.

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IT certifications that paid off the most in 2015

As 2016 quickly approaches, we look back to see which IT certifications earned IT pros the most over the past year.

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Don’t use general recruiters in salary negotiations

In part 1, I addressed why firms struggle to find quality information security staff. In this segment, I’ll discuss how recruitment can help or hinder that, and get insights from noted information security recruiter Tracy Lenzner.

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Heat map to show where burning need is for cybersecurity pros

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is funding creation of a heat map visualization tool that will show where cybersecurity jobs are open across the country. The first rendition should be out late next year.

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Could Detroit become the next Silicon Valley?

Detroit might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of technology, but that's changing. Amazon recently announced plans to build corporate offices in downtown Detroit to help an already fast-growing tech industry in...

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Network jobs are hot; salaries expected to rise in 2016

Wireless network engineers, network admins, and network security pros can expect above-average pay gains.

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CSO salaries expected to sky rocket

Recent report says CSO salaries could reach a quarter of a million dollars.

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Microsoft board shrinks Nadella's 2016 stock award

The SEC filing didn't explain why the drop, but other top Microsoft execs also saw their stock awards take a hit.

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20 IT jobs slated for biggest raises next year

Recruiting and staffing specialist Robert Half Technology released its annual guide to U.S. tech salaries, which finds wireless networking engineers are in line for the biggest pay hike.

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Best cities for tech workers ready to make a move

If you're an IT pro with a strong resume and a bit of wanderlust, check out the 10 metro regions that offer the best potential.

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Tech pros make the most of the 'gig economy'

Younger IT workers are increasingly choosing independence over full-time employment. Is the 'open talent economy' right for you too? Three 20- and 30-somethings share their experiences working for everyone from giants like Microsoft...

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US IT salaries rose by more than 4 percent in 2014

U.S. IT salaries were up by 4.25 percent in 2014, the highest increase in years, according to an IEEE-USA survey.

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STEM fields dominate ranking of college majors

Science, technology, engineering and math alumni rank among highest paid graduates, according to PayScale

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