Janco has just released it 2018 IT Salary and has identified the top 10 IT Jobs in high demand. While the overall median salary for IT professionals now is over $90K, these in-demand jobs command more. (FYI full job descriptions for the top 10 jobs are contained in Janco IT Job Descriptions HandiGuide)
Big Data Programmer/Analyst – $135K to $196K . A big data programmer/analyst’s job is to turn these mountains of data into actionable insight. Exponential data growth is a reality and will double every two years at least, representing massive growth from 2010 to 2020.
Data Scientist – $116K to $163K. A Data Scientist interprets, analyses, and scrubs data at an advanced level.
Database Specialist – $108K to $161K. A Data Specialist selects and implements database solutions.
Data Security Analyst – $118K to $169K. A Data Security Analysts are cybersecurity professionals who manage security software, instruct users on best practices and ensure the enterprise system is free of breaches.
Software Programmers – $93K to $155K. Software developers create, advance and maintain web, mobile and systems applications. Skills in demand are included C++, iOS, and Android.
Software Engineers (System Programmers) – $108K to $166K. Software engineers create advanced-level applications for computer systems, web applications, and mobile devices. These IT professionals are experts in both code and computer science.
Web Designers – $70K to $118K – Designers, unlike their non-tech colleagues, leverage both their creativity and coding skills to create full stack websites. These technology mavens are experts at creating more meaningful user experiences with advanced coding, leading to higher conversions and better traffic data.
Wi-Fi and LAN Network Engineers – $99K to 146K. Network engineers make enterprise operations work by designing, managing and securing complex infrastructures.
Network Security Administrators – $107K to $155K. Network Security Administrators use their extensive knowledge of networks to provide security to complex infrastructures. Their primary focus is combating phishing scams, ransomware, and other hacking attempts by cybercriminals.
Network Security Engineer $115K – $162. Network Security Engineers are responsible for implementation, maintenance, and integration of the corporate WAN, LAN and server architecture.
Job market improves – 25 states now at full employment levels
Job market improves to the point that there are currently 25 states, (including the District of Columbia), that have unemloyment rates of 4% or less. At those levels most HR professionals consider those areas as being at full employment levels.
The striking factor in our analysis of the data is the dramatic improvement in the unemployment levels if the 25 states that are at full emploment. It is almost as if a light swith has been flipped.
Almost one half of the states have unemployent levels that are 2 to 3 percent range.
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Historic IT Compensation analysis by Janco Associates shows that the Vice President of Technical Services has fared better in organizations of all sizes over the past five years than CIOs.
Since 2013 mean compensation for CIOs in large organizations has risen by 7.5% from $181,240 to $194,841 ($13,601). At the same time, in those same organizations, the VP of Technical Services compensation has risen by 19.7% from $140,267 to $167,961 ($27,653). In addition CSOs, also topped CIOs in large enterprises with an increase of 14.2%.
In midsize enterprises CIOs, in the same five years saw their compensation rise by 9.6% or $15,523. However, the VP of Technical Services saw their compensation increase by $17,991 or 13.8%.
That does not mean that CIOs are doing poorly. Rather the difference in compensations has eroded a bit in the past few years.
With this latest quote Janco is now viewed by many enterprises as the go to sources for IT job market and IT salary information. This keeps it in line with the long-term identification of Janco and its CIO as a leader in the field of IT management information.
Janco continues to keep tabs on the IT Job Market, IT Compensation, and trends that impact the overall infrastructure and strategy of IT and the CIO who are in charge. With this in mind Janco has identified 3 common skills that sucessful CIOs have.
Successful CIOs are both visionary and pragmatic\
Successful CIOs focus on ROI improvement of IT
Successful CIOs inspire the enterprise and expand the business impact of IT
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