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IT Jobs: Best Paying Titles Of 2014

New Robert Half data shows IT hiring and compensation both rising. Check out the most lucrative IT job titles -- and understand the value of bonus skills.
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Internet & E-Commerce

Senior Web Developer: $97,750 - $135,250
E-Commerce Analyst: $79,500 - $114,750
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist: $72,250 - $102,250
Web Developer: $70,000 - $113,500
Messaging Administrator: $68,500 - $99,750

Most profitable skill: SharePoint (add 12% to above salaries).

Internet & E-Commerce

Senior Web Developer: $97,750 - $135,250
E-Commerce Analyst: $79,500 - $114,750
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist: $72,250 - $102,250
Web Developer: $70,000 - $113,500
Messaging Administrator: $68,500 - $99,750

Most profitable skill: SharePoint (add 12% to above salaries).

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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.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
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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2/25/2014 | 9:28:08 AM
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