Posted by Laurence Marchini
If the pundits are to be believed, as many as one in four of you reading this newsletter will change job this year. And that is at the conservative end of prognoses for the turnover rate in the electronics industry. So what can you expect in your new job? And what can you do to improve your chances of making a move for the better?
Training, it seems, is the key, or so says specialist jobs website Technojobs, which has come up with some interesting statistics on the electronics jobs market - see “Cherry-picking in the electronics jobs market” in this week’s industry news.
According to Technojobs, although salaries in the electronics market as a whole appear to be virtually static (up by less then 2%), certain job functions, particularly in ASICs and IC design are showing 20%-plus growth this year. Whereas at the other end of the market that former staple of the industry, the electronics technician, can only expect to start on an annual salary of around GBP 19,300 - which is more than 30% down on last year.
On the plus side, the site is seeing increased numbers of vacancies across the board. But it seems that in 2008 (for once) it really is what you know rather than who you know that will make a difference to your remuneration.
This comment was originally published in the Electronicstalk Newsletter
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