Highest Paying Technology Jobs for Tech Professionals

Highest Paying Technology Jobs for Tech Professionals

By Nancy LaPerla On March 14, 2022 · In

Updated: October 17, 2023

The 2022 Technology Salary and Hiring Guide

Demand for tech professionals remains high. The 2022 Technology Salary and Hiring Guide provides IT salary ranges for 30+ technology jobs arranged by category and skill set.

When considering a job change, technology salary and benefits are the top factors according to 76% of IT professionals. That said, organizations must maintain competitive salaries and benefits packages to attract and maintain the talent they seek. The positions with the highest technology salaries (by category) in 2022 are:

  1. CLOUD: Cloud Architect ($211,250)
  2. SOFTWARE & WEB DEVELOPMENT: Application Architect ($192,200)
  3. DATA: Data Scientists ($190,180)
  4. SECURITY & SYSTEMS: Security Architect ($182,855)
  5. PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Program Manager (191,580)

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Tech Talent Takes the Spotlight

The demand for tech talent is at an all-time high, and their role within the organization is also rising. This year technologists continue to move center stage as key stakeholders and orchestrators of this transformational change.

The lines between IT and business functions are blurring. Therefore, “business technologists” are becoming essential players in expanding technology across organizations. These employees have the required IT skills to provide new capabilities, thus driving business innovation and broader customer outreach and engagement.

Are You Ready for these Tech Trends?

Stealth IT, or the democratization of technology, has become an innovative trend in technology management. This is where individual business departments obtain purpose-driven technology to implement solutions. The democratization of data, systems, and technology has created a digital-centric economy which continues to significantly reshape the workplace, workforce, and organizations at large.

Although IT is more commonly viewed as a back-office function, democratization integrates IT staffing services across all departments within an organization which helps to close the skills gap. Organizations that invest in upskilling and retraining their staff increases their capabilities and business outcomes.

What Keeps IT Managers Up at Night?

Skilled technology professionals are hard to find and difficult to keep, especially during an extreme talent shortage in IT. In fact, 72% of all global IT managers say that recruiting for tech talent and filling open roles are their biggest challenges. Thus, forcing organizations to get creative on how to search for top tech talent.

Another challenge is what’s become known as “The Great Resignation.” There has been a 4.5% increase in tech resignations in 2021, proving how organizations must craft solutions to retain their teams and avoid burnout.

Other challenges IT managers face include:

  1. Maintaining strong cyber security for a hybrid workforce
  2. Filling open tech positions, managing remote teams, and a returning to office strategy
  3. Determining necessary technologies and developing technological innovations in the post-pandemic future.

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What Motivates Tech Professionals?

As you might expect, the #1 factor in motivating tech professionals is more training and learning. In fact, 32% of tech employees cite lack of learning and development as a reason they change jobs. Organizations must implement enhanced learning opportunities for new and existing employees to advance their careers.

58% of tech professionals report skills development as a reason to select a new company. 91% of current employees want more training from their current employer. To remain competitive, organizations must consider enhanced training and development offerings in 2022.

Secondly, flexibility, where they work, and when they work are top priorities for many professionals. To retain current and future employees, organizations must continue to offer increased flexibility in work schedules and remote work when possible. This will foster healthy work relationships and enhance trust on both ends.

How A Technical Recruiter Can Help You

IT Recruitment firms like Benchmark IT have dedicated their careers to helping technology professionals like you. Benchmark IT is unlike other staffing and recruiting firms. Every member of our team has deep and exclusive experience in recruiting technology talent. We all love technology, and some of us were IT professionals ourselves.

We know your previous experience doesn’t always dictate your future goals. That’s why we always meet you first-hand for an in-depth conversation about your past experience and current ambitions. Our goal is to find you the right position. Your next job should leverage your experience and provide a solid platform for your life and career goals.

Are you searching for your next information technology opportunity? Benchmark IT can help! Contact us to learn more.

About Benchmark IT –Technology Talent

Established in 2007, Benchmark IT delivers superior tech recruiting, staffing, and consulting services throughout the New York metro area and beyond. Our founding principles of dedication to ethics, keen precision, and unparalleled personalized service remain true today.

Our experienced team has extensive candidate and client networks. We employ the latest technology to attract the right talent and fully qualify them for a best-fit scenario.

Our clients rely on us. Our candidates choose to work with us. For additional information, visit www.bmarkits.com.


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