IT budgets remained largely flat this year, but organizations did find money to increase IT salaries. According to Robert Half Technology, these are the top paying IT jobs for 2017.

Chief information officer
2017 salary range = $175,000 to $279,000
2016 salary range = $172,000 to $268,000
Difference = 3.1 percent

Chief technology officer
2017 salary range = $149,000 to $240,000
2016 salary range = $147,500 to $229,000
Difference = 3.3 percent

Chief security officer
2017 salary range = $145,250 to $236,750
2016 salary range = $140,250 to $222,500
Difference = 5.3 percent

Vice president of information technology
2017 salary range = $143,250 to $234,250
2016 salary range = $141,000 to $225,000
Difference = 3.1 percent

Information systems security manager
2017 salary range = $136,000 to $191,750
2016 salary range = $129,750 to $182,000
Difference = 5.1 percent

Big data engineer
2017 salary range = $135,000 to $196,000
2016 salary range = $129,500 to $183,500
Difference = 5.8 percent

Data architect
2017 salary range = $131,250 to $184,000
2016 salary range = $127,250 to $175,500
Difference = 4.1 percent

Data warehouse manager
2017 salary range = $129,000 to $179,000
2016 salary range = $123,750 to $172,000
Difference = 4.1 percent

Practice manager, consulting and systems integration
2017 salary range = $127,750 to $180,000
2016 salary range = $125,000 to $173,500
Difference = 3.1 percent

Director, consulting and systems integration
2017 salary range = $126,750 to $198,000
2016 salary range = $123,750 to $190,250
Difference = 3.4 percent

Network architect
2017 salary range = $125,000 to $183,000
2016 salary range = $120,000 to $175,000
Difference = 4.4 percent

Director of information technology
2017 salary range = $124,500 to $193,500
2016 salary range = $122,750 to $185,000
Difference = 3.3 percent

Applications architect
2017 salary range = $124,500 to $128,750
2016 salary range = $121,250 to $171,750
Difference = 3.5 percent

Database manager
2017 salary range = $122,250 to $177,000
2016 salary range = $$118,000 to $170,500
Difference = 3.7 percent

Senior information technology auditor
2017 salary range = $121,000 to $173,500
2016 salary range = $116,000 to $164,250
Difference = 5.1 percent

Mobile applications developer
2017 salary range = $118,750 to $182,250
2016 salary range = $115,250 to $175,750
Difference = 3.4 percent

Data security analyst
2017 salary range = $118,250 to $169,000
2016 salary range = $113,500 to $160,000
Difference = 5

Business intelligence analyst
2017 salary range = $118,000 to $171,750
2016 salary range = $113,750 to $164,000
Difference = 4.3 percent

Senior web developer
2017 salary range = $116,250 to $161,500
2016 salary range = $111,250 to $154,000
Difference = 4.7 percent

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Bob Violino

Bob Violino

Bob Violino is a freelance technology and business writer who covers a variety of topics, including big data and analytics, cloud computing, information security and mobile technology.