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IT Jobs: Best Paying Titles Of 2014
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Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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2/25/2014 | 9:28:08 AM
More on salary
For more precise salary data based on your location, you can also try this salary calculator. Do any of these figures surprise you?
jrainey570
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jrainey570,
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2/25/2014 | 2:45:29 PM
Re: More on salary
Very interesting and informing article...thanks so much.  I am ready to make the transisition from nonprofit IT to corporate America...it appears that it's difficult due to me not having any certifications. Can someone comment on the best strategy to making the transition:?

 

Currently, I am studying for my PMP certification with anticipation of having it by April 30.  
mak63
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mak63,
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2/28/2014 | 4:24:52 PM
Re: More on salary
I am ready to make the transition from nonprofit IT to corporate America
I can't help you out with the transition, but if you are in the business of making money, get out of the non-profits ASAP.
I used to do some the IT jobs that the article mentions in one, for less than an employee of Walmart makes; which was sad indeed.
 
jrainey570
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jrainey570,
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2/28/2014 | 4:26:49 PM
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I understand that's why I want out of it...the work is meaningful..but this sector is permeated with old ideas and the lack of understanding of why you should always look for better processes through technology.  
Laurianne
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2/25/2014 | 10:52:02 AM
Where's Hadoop?
No mention of Hadoop or other big data skills. Does R. Half break out big data / data science jobs separately from IT?
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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2/25/2014 | 2:31:54 PM
Re: Where's Hadoop?
The report did not mention Hadoop as one of it's most profitable skills. For the Data/Database Administration section, top skills were: Microsoft SQL Server database skills (add 10% to starting salaries), Oracle database skills (9%), and IBM DB2 database skills (4%). This group of IT roles did see some of the highest bumps in salary for certain titles: BI analyst (7.4%), data architect (7.2%), and database developer (6.5%), for example, and most of the job descriptions included the expected big data skillset. It'll be interesting to see how this category evolves next year.
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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2/25/2014 | 7:51:25 PM
Re: Where's Hadoop?
I'd be curious to know the ratio of average CEO pay to the highest paying IT salaries.
ChrisMurphy
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ChrisMurphy,
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2/26/2014 | 10:17:21 AM
Re: Where's Hadoop?
There's always some hot skill to chase in IT. But there's a reason "architect" has for a decade stayed atop the staff job titles of the IW salary survey, because it demands skills and perspective across skill areas. I'm hearing that architect demand only rise among IT leaders driving digital business initiatives. 
SarathP779
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2/27/2014 | 12:29:37 AM
Re: Where's Hadoop?
i agreed to you... where is hadoop and big data? 
SaneIT
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2/28/2014 | 8:44:09 AM
Re: Where's Hadoop?
Big data is still a bit of an outsider as far as "mainstream" IT positions/responsibilities go.  I suspect there isn't enough information out there to accurately track the salary trends there.  Even if there was I think it might sting a little to see what the salaries actually are because I'm reading more and more about big data in research fields that aren't very high paying industries in general.  It will take some time for the big data jobs to show up on the radar.
Kristin Burnham
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Kristin Burnham,
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2/28/2014 | 5:48:04 PM
Re: Where's Hadoop?
Though it's still relatively new, I'd wager we see it there next year.
shakeeb
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2/28/2014 | 8:32:20 PM
Re: Where's Hadoop?
Well what do think about project management? Does it relate with IT or is it a separate area from IT.
SaneIT
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3/3/2014 | 8:45:32 AM
Re: Where's Hadoop?
I guess it would depend on the scope of the project.  I see a lot of projects that look IT based but they are more sales or operational.  PMs are hard to place some times.
Charlie Babcock
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2/26/2014 | 5:11:24 PM
System admin, bye; greetings virtualization admin.
System administrator is supposed to be getting replaced by virtualization administrator, but I don't see any evidence of that here. The ranks of the later are growing rapidly. Responsibllity for one server or a set of servers isn't cutting it any more.


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