9 Tech Skills That Will Boost Your Salary in 2016

If you're a developer, or in the computer science field in general, you probably already know that your skill set is highly sought after, and valued in terms of compensation. The tech field is growing bigger every year, and accordingly the salaries tend to be bigger too, depending on whether you have the right skill set or not. In a recent PayScale study we wanted to find out, what are the tech skills that will increase your salary the most right now? And how much of a pay boost will those tech skills actually give you? Here's what we discovered.

Programmer, Fired After 6 Years, Realizes He Doesn’t Know How to Code

This week on /CSCareerQuestions, Reddit user FiletOfFish1066 reveals an unfortunate situation that sounds almost too much like HBO's Silicon Valley to be true. OP was fired after spending six full years working at a well-known tech company in the Bay Area. Now, our friend reflects on his time there and admits he may have made some mistakes along the way: for instance, automating his job to the point where he forgot how to code. Let's investigate what happened and see what OP can do to salvage his tech career. Spoiler alert: OP is not "Big Head" Bighetti.