IT Positions Getting the Biggest Raises in 2014

These IT careers will score the biggest year-over-year pay bump from 2013 to 2014.

IT Pay Raises 2014

Technical staffing firm, Robert Half Technology, just released its 2014 Salary Guide, featuring historical and projected earnings for this year’s hottest IT job roles. The average raise for all IT professionals in 2014 is 5.6%, up slightly from 5.3% last year. Information technology wage hikes will once again trump all other employment sectors, which clock in at a 3.7% average raise.

Here are the IT jobs that will get the biggest raises in 2014:

Position 2013 Salary Range 2014 Salary Range Pay Raise
Pre-Sales Network Engineer (a) $76,250 - $107,750 $82,750 - $116,750 + 8.4%
Mobile App Developer (b) $92,750 - $133,500 $100,000 - $144,000 + 7.8%
Software Developer (c) $74,500 - $118,250 $80,250 - $127,250 + 7.7%
Software Engineer (c) $83,500 - $127,750 $89,750 - $137,250 + 7.5%
Business Intelligence Analyst (d) $94,250 - $132,500 $101,250 - $142,250 + 7.4%
Data Architect (d) $104,250 - $143,500 $111,750 - $153,750 + 7.2%
Business Intelligence Analyst (b) $87,750 - $123,500 $94,250 - $132,500 + 7.3%
Programmer Analyst (b) $64,750 - $114,500 $69,250 - $122,750 + 7.1%
Wireless Network Engineer (a) $85,500 - $117,000 $91,500 - $125,250 + 7.0%
Network Engineer (a) $80,750 - $116,250 $86,250 - $124,250 + 6.9%

Salary Boosting Skill Sets

Add these percentages to the salary ranges above for marketable IT skill sets:

(a) Networking/Telecommunications Careers

  • Add 9% for Cisco network administration skills
  • Add 9% 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 5% for Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista skills

(b) Application Development Careers

  • Add 12% for SharePoint skills
  • Add 9% for C# development skills
  • Add 9% for Java development skills
  • Add 9% for .Net development skills
  • Add 9% for PHP programming skills
  • Add 8% for LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL & Perl-PHP-Python)
  • Add 8% for SAP development skills
  • Add 7% for Hyperion skills
  • Add 7% for Business Objects skills
  • Add 6% for Ajax development skills
  • Add 5% for C++ development skills
  • Add 4% for Visual Basic development skills

(c) Software Development Careers

  • Add 9% for Java/J2EE development skills
  • Add 9% for .NET development skills
  • Add 9% for PHP development skills
  • Add 9% for C# development skills
  • Add 8% for Web services development skills
  • Add 5% for ASP development skills
  • Add 5% for C++ development skills
  • Add 5% for DCOM/COM/ActiveX development skills
  • Add 4% for Visual Basic development skills

(d) Database & Business Intelligence Careers

  • Add 10% for Microsoft SQL Server skills
  • Add 9% for Oracle DBMS skills
  • Add 4% for IBM DB2 skills

(e) Cyber Security Careers

  • Add 9% for Cisco network management skills
  • Add 9% for Linux/Unix administration skills
  • Add 7% for Check Point Firewall administration skills

Robert Half calculates salary ranges by analyzing its global staff placements and surveying thousands of IT employers. Its salary guide delivers some great insights for technology executives, as well as IT pros who want a better understanding of managements' motivations and the info-tech marketplace.

Source: 2014 Technology Salary Guide by Robert Half Technology

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