The 7 most in-demand tech jobs for 2018

CIO | Jun 6, 2018

From data scientists to data security pros, the battle for the best in IT talent will wage on next year. Here’s what to look for when you’re hiring for the 7 most in-demand jobs for 2018 — and how much you should offer based on experience.

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Robert Half Technology’s 2018 IT salary report highlights the 7 most in demand tech jobs for 2018 – and how much you can earn in each role.
It’s important to note that salaries can vary based on a candidate’s education, certifications, experience, specializations and the complexity of the role. Salary can also fluctuate if you work in a highly competitive city, where businesses are battling it out for top talent.
Business Intelligence Analyst
At the entry-level, business intelligence analysts earn an average salary of $83,000 per year. That jumps to between $104,000 to $130,000 per year, as they gain experience or enter more competitive markets. The most experienced business intelligence analysts can earn up to $175,000 per year, depending on certifications, education, skills and the complexity of the role.
Data Scientist
Data scientists are in hot demand this year, and entry-level workers report earning an average salary of $100,000 per year, while the most experienced data scientists report an average salary of $168,000 per year.
Database Developer
Database developers with entry-level or average experience earn around $100,000 per year, while more experienced data scientists can earn anywhere from $130,000 to $175,000 per year.
Help desk or support desk technician
Help desk and support technicians who are just starting out their career can earn anywhere from $32,000 per year to $48,000, depending on your expertise, level of education and your background in IT. The most experienced help desk and support technicians earn anywhere from $54,000 to $81,000 per year.
Network administrator
Entry-level network administrators earn $55,000 per year, on average. It jumps to $62,000 for those working in an industry with moderate competition, with average experience or in a role with a more complexity. The most experienced network administrators can earn up to $105,000 per year.
Data security administrator
Data security administrators earn around $100,000 at the start of their careers. As they climb the ladder, gaining more experience and enter more challenging roles, the average salary jumps to $117,000 to $136,000 per year. The most experienced in this role can earn average salary of $168,750 per year.
System administrator
Systems administrators with entry-level skills can expect to earn an average salary of $64,000 per year. That average jumps to just under $80,000 per year with more experience and in more competitive markets. The most experienced system administrators can earn anywhere from $135,000 to $168,000 per year as they advance in their careers.
If you’re looking to start a career in IT or change your career path, these 7 IT jobs are not only lucrative, they’re also the most in-demand, which means you should have no problem finding the right role for you.