10 highest paying jobs in IT

by John Thomas Content Writer

There are many positions that pay high salaries in the IT field. According to The Daily Review, the top 10 highest paying jobs in IT as of 2017 include:


1. Senior System Administrator – Annual salary: $122,000

Senior System Administrator roles and responsibilities: 

• Supervise and also handle a team of system administrators and support team.

• Responsible for ensuring the systems run smoothly and meet company standards.

• Ensure that the environment is secure and compliant with regulations.

• Analyze data to determine fads and make suggestions for enhancement.


2. Senior Network Engineer – Annual salary: $108,000

Network Engineer roles and responsibilities:

• Design, install, maintain, operate, and troubleshoot network systems.

• Advise management on network improvements and expansions.

• Perform analysis of networks to determine problems or potential security breaches.


3. Database Administrator – Annual salary: $106,000

Database Administrator roles and responsibilities:

• Ensure the efficient operation of databases by monitoring performance, backups, updates, configurations, and troubleshooting issues as needed.

• Administer user accounts, settings, permissions, security policies, and monitoring tools as needed.

• Administrate and maintain databases.

• Perform database development work.

• Maintain databases by installing, configuring, monitoring, and upgrading software and hardware.

• Analyze database performance to identify bottlenecks and optimize the database environment.

• Diagnose and resolve database-related incidents.


4. Software Engineer – Annual salary: $105,000

Software Engineer roles and responsibilities:

• Design software applications from start to finish, including requirements gathering/analysis, design phase development (programming), testing phase development (unit testing), and system integration/staging/production deployment phases as needed. 

• Perform system testing, software design reviews, and code reviews.

• Teach or mentor other software engineers in their field. 

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5. Security Analyst – Annual salary: $100,000

Security Analyst roles and responsibilities:

• Analyze and assess risks to computer networks, systems, and information.

• Evaluate security controls and also recommend enhancements.

• Perform incident action as well as forensic examinations.


6. Network Engineer – Annual salary: $107,000

Network Engineer roles and responsibilities:

• Design, implement, operate, and maintain computer networks.

• Troubleshoot network issues.

• Identify and recommend solutions to network problems.

• Administer networks.


7. Systems Administrator – Annual salary: $101,000

Systems Administrator roles and responsibilities:

• Monitor systems performance, patches, backups, system updates, configuration changes, user activity logs, etc.

• Maintain system security by enforcing policies and procedures related to access control lists (ACLs), firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/IPS), antivirus software, etc.

• Troubleshoot and resolve system issues.

• Administer and configure systems.


8. Applications Development Manager – Annual salary: $91,600

Applications Development Manager roles and responsibilities:

• Define, develop, and deliver applications.

• Work with users to understand their needs and requirements for new or upgraded applications.

• Identify and resolve application conflicts.

• Analyze application performance.

• Deal with individuals to recognize their requirements and also needs for new or upgraded applications.


9. Senior Web Developer – Annual salary: $89,200

The highest paying jobs in IT are systems administrators and applications and development managers. These positions oversee the day-to-day operations of computer networks and software applications. They must keep systems running properly, patch security holes, and troubleshoot any issues that might crop up.


10. Application Designer – Annual salary: $87,800

Application designers are responsible for creating new applications from the ground up. They need to have a mutual understanding of users' needs and also demands, as well as the abilities of readily available software programs. They also require to be able to create user interfaces that are both easily accessible and also straightforward. 


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