High Demand for IT Professionals Keeps Driving Salaries Skyward

High Demand for IT Professionals Keeps Driving Salaries Skyward
Senior IT Managers Draw the Highest Salaries
Developer Jobs Are On the Rise
Employers Pay High Salaries for Scarce Security Specialists
There's High Demand for Cloud Computing Specialists
Business Analysts Still Doing Well
Android, iOS Developer Salaries Remain Strong
Microsoft and Amazon Are Leading the Cloud
Some Applications Are More Valuable Than Others
There's Less Love for Help Desk Professionals
User Experience Matters
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High Demand for IT Professionals Keeps Driving Salaries Skyward

Salaries for tech jobs are on the rise, with some seeing an annual bump of 7 percent or more. Tech pros with cloud experience can command top dollar.

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Senior IT Managers Draw the Highest Salaries

Being an executive pays off. According to Mondo's data, CIOs and CTOs make between $182,000 and $268,000 per year. That's up 7 percent from last year. In addition, chief data officers and chief security officers are making more than $200,000 on the high end, though their salary jump is 5 percent.

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Developer Jobs Are On the Rise

Mondo's data shows that everyone from mobile developers to e-commerce developers have watched their salaries rise in the past year. Ruby On Rails and UX/UI developers have seen the biggest bump—7 percent—but even so-called "front-end developers" had a 3 percent jump in salary to a high of $150,000.

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Employers Pay High Salaries for Scarce Security Specialists

Companies will dole out bundles of cash for IT security specialists. The typical information security analyst makes between $107,000 and $147,000. In addition, network security engineers are now making a high of $151,000, up 3 percent from last year. In the security field, though, there's no beating IT security managers, who are making between $134,000 and $173,000.

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There's High Demand for Cloud Computing Specialists

Specializing in cloud computing technology is another good idea. Salaries are up 5 percent year-over-year for both cloud engineers and data scientists. Cloud engineers are now making between $113,000 and $149,000, and data scientists are topping out at $130,000. A cloud integration specialist can expect to make between $94,000 and $113,000.

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Business Analysts Still Doing Well

Business analysts haven't been left behind. While they typically don't make as much as some other tech pros, their salaries have jumped 4 percent in the last year to a high of $125,000. In addition, project management office directors are now making a high of $186,000. Technology brokers are toward the bottom of the salary rung, making between $68,000 and $79,000 per year.

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Android, iOS Developer Salaries Remain Strong

Android and iOS developers shouldn't expect a difference in salary. In fact, Mondo found that Android developers make between $138,000 and $182,000 per year. Apple's iOS developers make a low of $139,000 and a high of $182,000 a year.

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Microsoft and Amazon Are Leading the Cloud

As noted, being a cloud developer is a good career move. But there are places where cloud positions are more profitable than others. For instance, the average Microsoft 365 engineer can make up to $123,000. Amazon Web Services developers, meanwhile, can make $161,000. It's good to know your stuff about Office 365 and Amazon Web Services.

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Some Applications Are More Valuable Than Others

Deciding which business applications to develop for is a critical maneuver. For instance, those who know Oracle application development or are SAP developers, tend to make more than those who work on Salesforce or PeopleSoft. But that hasn't prevented the salaries of PeopleSoft developers from increasing by 6 percent in the past year, more than any other app developer.

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There's Less Love for Help Desk Professionals

Unfortunately, the help desk just doesn't get much love. According to the Mondo data, help desk professionals at levels one through three haven't seen an increase in salary over the last year, and make at most, $75,000. Help desk managers have also witnessed no gain in salary in the last year, but they're making between $79,000 and $130,000.

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User Experience Matters

Don't forget about the value of user experience. Over the last year, salaries for user interface developers have risen 7 percent, and now range between $119,000 and $184,000. So, having some design skills in addition to development skills could go a long way in helping you earn six figures.

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