Whether it’s a DevOps engineer or a program analyst, many IT jobs saw an increased salary in 2022 despite extensive layoffs across the industry. In fact, out of 35 jobs researched 17 of them had a salary increase over the last year, according to a new Dice report.
The average tech salary increased by 2.3 percent year over year from $108,857 in 2021 to $111,348 in 2022. And the average annual salary for jobs in the IT market is more than $140,000, according to Dice.
“From a budgetary perspective, tech talent remains enormously expensive, which puts more pressure on recruiters and hiring managers to make the right hires the first time around,” said Dice in the 2023 Dice Tech Salary Report. “For any organization on the hunt for these professionals, be prepared to pay a significant amount, especially if they have ‘soft skills’ and management experience.”
The continued upward trajectory of average tech salaries shows the demand for these jobs, therefore giving individuals more wiggle room to command higher compensation, the report suggested. The report also suggested there is more demand for positions in certain areas such as data-related skills, which can be used to support infrastructure for the storage, mobility and analysis of data.
“Organizations everywhere are in the midst of digital transformation,” Dice said in the report. “For some, this means migrating on-premises tech stacks to the cloud. For others, it’s a focus on crafting the infrastructure for the storage, transit and analysis of data. Corporate and government strategies also hinge increasingly on data analytics, particularly massive data sets, which is driving salary growth in those areas.”
Whether it’s a systems engineer, an MIS manager or a cybersecurity architect, here are Dice’s 10 tech occupations with the fastest-growing salaries in 2022.
CJ Fairfield is an associate editor at CRN covering solution providers, MSPs and distributors. Prior to joining CRN, she worked at daily newspapers, including The Press of Atlantic City in New Jersey and The Frederick News-Post in Maryland. She can be reached at [email protected].
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