High Paying IT jobs in 2017

The I.T. workforce keeps on evolving fast. If you intend to have a big increase in your salary, you cannot just sit there and be content with what you know. You have to follow the trend and make a research forecast on what IT will demand in the future. And to be able to cope with it successfully, continuous learning and upgrading yourself with the latest technology will surely help you get to the top.

I have found two interesting notes on the net regarding this, and it gives the information by numbers. It gives better ideas though and also an inspiration to nail one of these job posts next year.

As per the 2017 salary study guide for technology professionals conducted by Robert Half, you will surely need to keep an eye for the following IT jobs: [Source: Information Management Resource Center]

 

IT Job Salary Range (2017) Salary Range (2016) Difference (%)
Chief Information Officer $175,000 – $279,000 $172,000 – $268,000 3.1%
Chief Technology Officer $149,000 – $240,000 $147,500 – $229,000 3.3%
Chief Security Officer $145,250 – $236,750 $140,250 – $222,500 5.3%
Vice President of I.T. $143,250 – $234,250 $141,000 – $225,000 3.1%
Information Systems Security Manager $136,000 – $191,750 $129,750 – $182,000 5.1%
Big Data Engineer $135,000 – $196,000 $129,500 – $183,500 5.8%
Data Architect $131,250 – $184,000 $127,250 – $175,500 4.1%
Data Warehouse Manager $129,000 – $179,000 $123,750 – $172,000 4.1%
Practice Manager, Consulting & Systems Integration $127,750 – $180,000 $125,000 – $173,500 3.1%
Director, Consulting & Systems integration $126,750 – $198,000 $123,750 – $190,250 3.4%
Network Architect $125,000 – $183,000 $120,000 – $175,000 4.4%
Director of I.T. $124,500 – $193,500 $122,750 – $185,000 3.3%
Applications Architect $124,500 – $128,750 $121,250 – $171,750 3.5%
Database Manager $122,250 – $177,000 $118,000 – $170,500 3.7%
Sr. IT Auditor $121,000 – $173,500 $116,000 – $164,250 5.1%
Mobile Apps Developer $118,750 – $182,250 $115,250 – $175,750 3.4%
Data Security Analyst $118,250 – $169,000 $113,500 – $160,000 5.0%
Business Intelligence Analyst $118,000 – $171,750 $113,750 – $164,000 4.3%
Sr. Web Developer $116,250 – $161,500 $112,250 – $154,000 4.7%

 

Another resource is from modis.com which is also a dedicated that provide a salary guide for IT professionals. Theirs is presented in an infographic which also gives a forecast increase in demand until 2024. It is worth sharing.
10 High Tech Jobs in High Demand - Top IT Jobs of 2017

I actually noticed that an increase in demand for IT Security is present in the data and I also can’t help but notice that Web developer has been outdone by Mobile Apps developer.  This only means that as the technology advances, the development of malware also advances. On the other hand, mobile technology outweighs desktop technology and mobile apps will surely be in the tech trend longer, as long as smart phones become smarter every year.