Not surprisingly, the IT professionals who command the top salaries are those possessing complex skills sets that require long experience to truly master. Hence, those experts who understand the labyrinthine intricacies of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance (SOX), or the big-picture challenges of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), can expect to be well compensated.
In addition to the skills listed below, Dice reports that some of the most consistently sought-after skills are Oracle (average salary: $85,049) and Java/J2EE (average salary: $82,851).
Average Salary by Technology Skill Set, 2006
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX): $91,998
Business Analyst: $77,158
Microsoft Project: $85,870
(Salary data courtesy of Dice.)
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