IT Management: Highest Paid Enterprise IT Jobs in Demand for 2011

By Don E. Sears  |  Posted 2010-11-29 Print this article Print
Highest Paid Enterprise IT Jobs in Demand for 2011

Highest Paid Enterprise IT Jobs in Demand for 2011

by Don E. Sears
It's never too early to start thinking about next year, especially when it comes to looking for a new job or asking for a raise. To help IT professionals out, eWEEK offers a countdown of the technology job titles in the United States with the most growth percentage between 2010 and 2011. The range for salaries—based on data published by staffing expert Robert Half Technology in its "2011 Salary Guide"—starts at a 4.5 percent increase and caps out at 5.5 percent. Robert Half Technology's full list of job titles has increases as low as 0.4 percent for systems analysts and PC technicians, but we've excluded everything below 4.5 percent. Skills working across database and data management ranked with some of the most consistent increases for next year. The highest increase for executives will be the CTO at 4.3 percent, with the CIO and CSO (chief security officer) having only 3 percent increases. Vice presidents and IT managers fare even worse—in the 2 percent to 2.5 percent ranges. Robert Half Technology writes the following about skills in demand for 2011: "A focus on improving efficiency, managing assets and securing data has increased the demand and base compensation for IT professionals with ERP and security credentials," according to Executive Director John Reed. "Additionally, the rise of social media and a focus on customer-facing technologies have created additional demand for Web professionals and applications developers."

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