IT Salary 2015: Developers to Help Desk to Project Managers

IT salary guide for a wide range of tech professionals, in some cases going back to 2006.
Posted November 12, 2014
By

James Maguire


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Also see: IT Salary Guide 2014

 

Show me the money: Go directly to IT salary numbers:

Chief Technology Officer // Information Technology Manager // Developer/Programmer Analyst // Lead Applications Developer // Software Engineer // Mobile Applications Developer // Systems Administrator // Database Manager // Web Developer // Network Engineer // Project Manager/Senior Consultant // Systems Security Administrator // Help Desk Manager

This year's IT salary, the backstory:

The IT salary picture for 2015 is decidedly rosy. Knowledgeable tech workers are in great demand, which means companies need to offer big paychecks to hire the IT talent they need. Following up on last year’s positive pay trends, tech pros now hold the position of power in the hiring market.

And if you’re an IT professional who specializes in any of the “big three” – mobile, Big Data, or security – you can command a truly hefty paycheck. Mobile and Big Data are part of the much ballyhooed “Third Platform” that is revolutionizing data center deployment. And security? The headlines about breeches won’t stop. Company everywhere are realizing, “We need more (or better) IT security professionals!”

Other hot tech careers: software developers, in particular mobile application developers. Software developers are seeing their salaries jump a robust 7.2 percent over last year. Mobile app developers are enjoying an eyepopping10.2 percent increase. Yes, it turns out this smartphone thing is more than a fad.

What’s truly remarkable about these healthy pay raises is how rare they are in the larger job market. Overall salary levels have not kept up with inflation. So IT professionals are doing better and better relative to other workers around them. IT approaches the ranks of law, business and finance as a pathway to upper tier pay packages. For top tech talent, their compensation is clearly at par with other leading earners.

And this trend toward healthy IT salary levels will likely only increase, due to one inevitable fact: the role of technology is growing in every nook and cranny of society. Without tech experts, everything stops. Remember that the next time you negotiate your pay package.

See 2015 IT salary levels:

(Be aware that these IT salary numbers are for starting salary. Considerations like performance reports and seniority are impossible to calculate.)

Chief Technology Officer // Information Technology Manager // Developer/Programmer Analyst // Lead Applications Developer // Software Engineer // Mobile Applications Developer // Systems Administrator // Database Manager // Web Developer // Network Engineer // Project Manager/Senior Consultant // Systems Security Administrator // Help Desk Manager

Salary data courtesy of Robert Half Technology. Request a copy of the complete Robert Half Salary Guide, which includes salary ranges for more than 60 different job titles in the U.S. and Canada.


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