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Top 10 Jobs in Information Technology

 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:37 pm    Post subject: Top 10 Jobs in Information Technology Reply with quote

Thinking twice about a career in technology? Here are the top 10 jobs in IT, based on increases in salary offers, according to the salary guide.


1) Lead applications developer
What they do: Manage software development teams in the design, development, coding, testing and debugging of applications. **
What you need: Bachelorís degree in computer science or a related field and three to five years experience in specific technologies.
Salary range: $80,250 - $108,000
Salary change*: 7.6 percent


2) Applications architect
What they do: Design components of applications, including interface, middleware and infrastructure; comply with employerís design standards.
What you need: Bachelorís degree in computer science or information systems; a masterís degree is desirable. Employers request a minimum of eight years related work experience and specific software skills.
Salary range: $87,250 - $120,000
Salary change: 7.5 percent


3) Messaging administrator
What they do: Control e-mail and groupware systems, including associated servers, operating systems, and backup and recovery programs; fix system problems and attend to service requests.
What you need: Bachelorís degree in computer science, computer information systems or a related field, plus two to three years or more of experience working with the messaging systems used by the employer.
Salary range: $87,250 - $120,000
Salary change: 7.5 percent


4) Data modeler
What they do: Analyze organizational data requirements and create models of data flow.
What you need: Bachelorís degree in computer science, IT or mathematics, and several years of data management experience.
Salary range: $74,250 - $102,000
Salary change: 7 percent


5) Network manager
What they do: Direct day-to-day operations and maintenance of the firmís networking technology; collaborate with network engineers, architects and other team members on the implementation, testing, deployment and integration of network systems.
What you need: Ten years (or more) experience in a networking environment combined with several years of experience managing technical personnel. Professional certifications are also valuable.
Salary range: $74,500 - $98,500
Salary change: 7 percent


6) Senior IT auditor
What they do: Establish procedures for audit review of computer systems; develop and apply testing and evaluation plans for IT systems and ensure compliance with industry standards of efficiency, accuracy and security.
What you need: Bachelorís degree in computer science, information systems, business or a related field, and an average of five years experience in IT auditing.
Salary range: $86,750 - $114,750
Salary change: 6.9 percent


7) Senior Web developer
What they do: Plan and implement Web-based applications; coordinate with product development, marketing, product management and other teams in bringing new applications online.
What you need: Bachelorís degree in computer science, electrical engineering or a related field, plus a minimum of five years of experience working with a mix of Web technologies.
Salary range: $76,250 - $108,250
Salary change: 6.6 percent


8) Business intelligence analyst
What they do: Design and develop company data analysis and report solutions; review and analyze data from internal and external resources; communicate analysis results and make recommendations to senior management.
What you need: Bachelorís degree in computer science, information systems or engineering, and several years of experience.
Salary range: $78,250 - $108,250
Salary change: 6.6 percent


9) Help desk (Tier 2)
What they do: Resolve difficult issues that derive from Tier 1 support and require five to 15 minutes to settle; decide when to create work tickets for issues that canít be solved by phone or e-mail and require a visit to the userís workspace.
What you need: Besides patience and a positive attitude, requirements depend on your position level. Tier 2 positions call for two to four years work experience, and a bachelorís degree or a two-year degree and additional work experience in a help desk setting.
Salary range: $35,750 - $46,250
Salary change: 6.5 percent


10) Staff consultant
What they do: Assist with project planning and requirement specifications; create prototypes and alternatives with colleagues.
What you need: Bachelorís degree in computer science, business or a consulting-related field. Industry-specific proficiency, plus business experience and two or more years of consulting experience are also typical requirements.
Salary range: $59,250 - $82,250
Salary change: 6.4 percent


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like you forgot I live in Europe Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I'm used to write for the US audience (GGMania and here). But I'm Czech and I live in Czech Wink
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