These tech jobs are set to get a major pay bump
A look at projected tech salaries for 2017 suggests one tech specialty is about to get even hotter.
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The latest release of recruiter Robert Half Technology’s annual salary guides rounds up the tech jobs set to get the biggest pay bumps next year, and the results point—almost uniformly—to positions specializing in data.
Big data engineers top the list with an estimated 5.8% predicted for 2017, for a salary range from $135,000 to $196,000. Those are big numbers, but they’re not surprising ones: Employers are so desperate for qualified data workers that some have created whole programs dedicated to creating qualified applicants. Microsoft, for instance, recently launched its own online certification course for job seekers pursuing careers in data science.
The jobs with the next-highest salary ranges were also in data fields: Data architects and data warehouse managers were both predicted to get 4.1% raises next year, with the former netting up to $184,000. Database managers followed, with projected earnings of up to $177,000, while business intelligence analysts rounded out the top five.
All told, all but one of the top 10 jobs works closely with data, with data scientists getting the highest overall pay bump: 6.4%, for a projected salary range of $116,000 - $163,500. Take a look at the full results—and don’t forget to click through to apply.
2017 salary range: $135,000 - $196,000
2017 salary range: $131,250 - $184,000
2017 salary range: $129,000 - $179,000
2017 salary range: $122,250 - $177,000
2017 salary range: $118,000 - $171,750
2017 salary range: $116,000 - $163,500
7. Data modeler
2017 salary range: $111,000 - $161,500
2017 salary range: $108,000 - $161,500
2017 salary range: $107,500 - $155,750
2017 salary range: $98,500 - $148,500