Onward Search Names Product Designer Most In-Demand Profession for 2016

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Onward Search Releases new infographic salary guide titled “Top 16 for ‘16”

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In 2016, businesses are focused on going beyond the bare-bones digital offering; working to update their products, provide better customer service through non-traditional channels, and create the latest and most useful applications for their consumers.

Onward Search, a leading staffing and recruitment agency for digital, creative and marketing professionals, has named Product Designers the most in-demand talent in the digital creative marketplace in a new infographic salary guide, titled “Top 16 for ‘16: Salary Guide for the Year’s Most In-Demand Digital, Creative and Marketing Talent.” This educational resource ranks the most in-demand professionals in today’s market, as well as the top 20 hottest locations for each profession, and the associated salary ranges for each region.

Product Designers have skyrocketed to the forefront of the digital creative space due to their vast skillset and all encompassing role in creating an online / mobile experience that maximizes a company’s product offerings. They help identify, investigate, and define problems with a current strategy, and ultimately vizulize, design, test and bring new solutions to fruition.

Rounding out the top 5 were UX Designers, Front-End Developers, Digital Designers, and Full-Stack Developers. Full-Stack Developers were also identified as the profession with the highest earning potential--with a median salary of $106,000/year. The data showed that salaries in general are highest in cities with a higher cost of living, such as New York and San Francisco.

“In 2016, businesses are focused on going beyond the bare-bones digital offering; working to update their products, provide better customer service through non-traditional channels, and create the latest and most useful applications for their consumers,” said Mike Ondocin, president of Onward Search. “This infographic is a great example of how the market is continuing to evolve towards user experience, interaction and the creation of new products.”

The Top 16 for ‘16 Salary Guide is a subset of data from Onward Search’s 2016 All Star Salary Survey--an interactive, online salary guide that spotlighted more than 50 of the industry’s top professionals. The list of in-demand professionals was ranked via an internal survey of market leaders from Onward Search’s ten nationwide offices. Salary data was compiled through Onward Search’s proprietary hiring data, combined with public information from Glassdoor, CareerBuilder and Indeed; the rankings of top locations were based on job posting volume from Indeed and SimplyHired.

The release of this infographic is the latest installment of an ongoing series of visual guides for digital, creative and marketing talent. The goal being, to define the demands organizations have within the space and providing job seekers with an easily navigable and intuitive benchmark documents that they can use to more confidently evaluate their market value.

View the infographic here: http://www.onwardsearch.com/career-center/digital-creative-salary-guide-2016/

About Onward Search
Onward Search is a leading recruitment and staffing agency for digital, creative, and marketing talent. We offer a full range of solutions to include contract staffing, permanent placement, and executive search. Onward Search is headquartered in Wilton, CT with its flagship sales office in New York, NY and regional offices throughout the United States and England. We can also be found on Twitter at @onwardsearch, or on Facebook at facebook.com/onwardsearch.

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