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The Highest Paying IT Jobs of 2012 [Infographic]

3 Jul 2013 by

Jobs with the Highest Pay

It’s important to be able to choose the right career now if we would want to have jobs that’s not just going to be in demand in the near future but jobs that will also provide us with a very decent pay. According to a research done by Staff.com, the scenario with today’s IT jobs industry has become more encouraging considering that more job vacancies are available compared to the actual number of skilled IT professionals needed. More so in the coming years. It’s not much of a surprise since our technology has become more and more advanced and people are now more inclined towards using computers and machines. As the trend continues, it would be possible that jobs involving a factory assembly line would become extinct in the decades to come.

The visual data describes what the highest paying IT jobs were in 2012 with an impressive growth. Among the hottest jobs listed are mobile application developer, software engineer, video game designer, computer systems analyst, network administrator, IT security specialist, web developer, technology manager, health information technician and database administrator. The median salaries in IT jobs ranged from $90K for starters to $116K for the managerial position. In 2012, cloud computing is the fastest growing area when it comes to jobs in IT with more than 1.7 million jobs that went unfilled.

With an average salary of $94K, the top spot in the IT job market is acquired by mobile application development. Software developers take the second spot receiving an average salary of $90K. With an average salary of $80K, game designers come third. A maximum of 270K million new jobs are available in each of these top IT job positions and it continues to grow each year. Among the positions receiving an average salary, it’s the technology managers who are the highest paid IT professionals with a maximum average salary of $111K per annum.

iPhone development which is also another niche in IT jobs has a range of salaries in different countries. UK pays the highest on this field at $105K followed by Australia and USA at a close call of $98K and $94K respectively. The countries with the least pays are: India and Malaysia both offer their iPhone developers with a salary of $18K, Pakistan offering them with $13K and finally the Philippines with the least salary of $12K.

These encouraging figures show how one can possibly have a bright future in the field of IT; a mere guide to anyone who’s wondering how to get a footing among the highest-paying technology careers right now. Whether we base our career on this one is our own decision to make. Here’s the infographic that shows the findings of the study about the best careers in IT in a graphical manner:

highest paying IT jobs


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Heather Johnson

Heather Johnson is an author, designer for print and web who is inspired by beautiful book covers, well-designed fonts and interior design. Also a lover of chocolate chip cookies and indie music.



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  1. Great way of presenting information, thanks a lot for sharing!
    Parents, don’t punish your kids by taking away their computers :)!
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