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IT Salaries 2013: Top 10 Jobs Earning the Biggest Raises

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The new IT Salary Guide from technical staffing leader Robert Half Technology indicates the IT professionals who will enjoy the biggest pay raises in 2013.

IT Salaries 2013

The information technology job market will experience a 5.3% uptick in starting IT salaries in 2013, dwarfing the 2.9% average raise for all American workers. A clear skills gap in high-demand positions is the driving factor in IT salary hikes; cutting-edge fields like mobile app development, wireless networking and big data analytics currently have more job openings than qualified professionals to fill them.

Android and iOS application developers will score the biggest raise from 2012 to 2013, with a 9% increase in starting salaries, followed closely by network engineers and data scientists.

Here are the 10 IT job roles getting the biggest pay hikes in 2013:

IT Job Title
Mobile App Developer
Wireless Network Eng. (a)
Network Engineer (a)
Data Modeler (b)
Portal Administrator (b)
Data Warehouse Mgr. (b)
BI Analyst (b)
Senior Web Developer (c)
Web Developer (c)
Network Architect (a)
2012 Salary Range
$85,000 - $122,500
$79,250 - $108,500
$75,000 - $107,750
$85,500 - $117,750
$80,500 - $106,500
$101,250 - $135,750
$87,750 - $123,500
$85,750 - $118,500
$61,250 - $99,250
$95,500 - $137,000
2013 Salary Range
$92,750 - $133,500
$85,500 - $117,000
$80,750 - $116,250
$92,000 - $126,750
$86,500 - $114,500
$108,750 - $145,750
$94,250 - $132,500
$92,000 - $127,250
$65,750 - $106,500
$102,250 - $146,500
Pay Increase

Salary-Boosting IT Skill Sets

(a) Add these percentages to the IT salaries above for:

  • Add 9% for Cisco Network Administration skills
  • Add 8% for Linux / Unix Administration skills
  • Add 8% for VOIP Administration skills
  • Add 7% for Windows 7 skills
  • Add 6% for Windows Server 2008 skills
  • Add 4% for Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista skills

(b) Add these percentages to the IT salaries above for:

  • Add 10% for Microsoft SQL Server skills
  • Add 9% for Oracle Database skills
  • Add 5% for IBM DB2 Database skills

(c) Add these percentages to the IT salaries above for:

  • Add 12% for SharePoint Development skills
  • Add 10% for Virtualization skills
  • Add 9% for PHP Programming skills
  • Add 9% for Java/J2EE Development skills
  • Add 9% for C# Development skills
  • Add 8% for .Net Development skills
  • Add 8% for Web Services Development skills
  • Add 7% for CMS (Joomla!, Wordpress, etc.) skills
  • Add 6% for AJAX Development skills
  • Add 5% for Cold Fusion Development skills
  • Add 5% for ActiveX/DCOM/COM Coding skills
  • Add 4% for ASP Development skills

Salary figures from Robert Half Technology’s 2013 IT Salary Guide are calculated through the analysis of thousands of job placements, exclusive salary surveys and the observations of RHT recruiting specialists; data from this guide is so well-respected that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics uses it in the compilation of its Occupational Outlook Handbook.


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Daniel Greenspan is an enterprise training consultant, web designer and entrepreneur living in New York City. Over a decade of close collaboration with IT professionals, world-class instructors and technology executives has afforded him a unique perspective into the IT job market and the skills and credentials that modern IT professionals need to succeed.


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