Rise of the Mobile Strategist (Infographic)

Companies are starting to hire mobile roles, and government is never too far behind the private sector.

by / January 17, 2013

With the proliferation of smart phones and tablets in consumers' hands, mobility is at an all-time high, and careers related to mobility are also on the rise. According to a survey of more than 1,000 CIOs conducted by Vanson Bourne in 2012, U.S. companies plan to spend an average of nearly $1 million on mobile initiatives over the next year. 

And according to enterprise mobile development company Antenna, quite a few companies have mobile roles to fill -- chief mobile officers or directors of mobility, for example -- while many other companies are planning to hire mobile roles in the future. And government is never too far behind the private sector -- its need to pay attention to mobile roles is no different. 

To help expedite mobile initiatives, one in three companies has taken on a mobile strategist. This infographic illustrates what mobile skills are in demand and their monetary value. Pay attention, public sector -- the mobile strategist may be the next position you consider filling.