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Starting salaries for technology professionals in the United States are on the rise from 2012 to 2013, according to new research conducted by technology resources provider Mondo.
IT security managers with 10-plus years’ experience and systems analysts had the largest increases in base compensation from 2012 to 2013, rising from $90,000 to $145,000 and from $65,000 to $83,000, respectively.
“The intense demand for highly skilled technology professionals is resulting in significant increases in the salaries for those professionals with expertise in the areas of mobile, big data, cloud computing and user engagement skills,” said Mondo founder and CEO Michael Kirven. “And, companies across the U.S. are reversing the trend of outsourcing skilled technology labor overseas, and now understand that skilled IT workers that are located within their innovation centers can give them a competitive edge — which is driving demand here in the U.S for technology professionals.”
Kirven expects a spike in demand for HTML5 developers in 2014, with salaries predicted to range from $97,000 to $135,000.
The following technology positions experienced significant salary growth from 2012 to 2013, according to Mondo's research:
- Data analysts: Base salaries increased 18.3 percent from $60,000 to $71,000.
- EC2 engineers: Base salaries increased 18 percent from $100,000 to $118,000.
- Help desk: Senior (7-10 years) staffers salaries increased 15.4 percent from $65,000 to $75,000.
- Technical writer: Base salaries increased 14.3 percent from $70,000 to $80,000.
- CIOs: Base salaries increased 8.3 percent from $180,000 to $195,000.
- Android Developers: Base salaries increased 8.3 percent from $120,000 to $130,000.
The research is based on data from more 1,000 actual salary placements made by Mondo. New York City-based Mondo has offices in has offices in San Francisco, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Denver, Boston and Chicago. Customers include Deutche Bank, Facebook, NBC Universal and NYU Medical Center.