Slideshow 12 software and data management jobs most likely to see bigger pay

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  • March 23 2018, 5:24am EDT
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Which jobs are most likely to see bigger pay this year?

Information technology has been one of the more lucrative job fields in the past few years, and especially so for some IT roles. In its “2018 IT Forecast,” TEKsystems surveyed organizations on their compensation plans for 12 of the most in-demand job roles, with IT security, software engineering and cloud applications development topping the list. With nearly half of IT leaders planning to increase staff, employers may find they need to increase wages more than they think. “Sometimes IT leaders are conservative when estimating salary in a survey, but end up ponying up more cash after going months without filling a position,” noted Jason Haymon, TEKsystems’ research manager. That said, here is what employers plan to do with certain salaries in 2018.

Information security professional

42% plan to increase pay rates

55% plan to keep pay rates the same

3% plan to decrease pay rates

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Software engineer / developer / DevOps professional

40% plan to increase pay rates

58% plan to keep pay rates the same

2% plan to decrease pay rates

Cloud-based applications developer

35% plan to increase pay rates

62% plan to keep pay rates the same

3% plan to decrease pay rates

Data analytics professional

35% plan to increase pay rates

62% plan to keep pay rates the same

3% plan to decrease pay rates

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Software architect

31% plan to increase pay rates

67% plan to keep pay rates the same

2% plan to decrease pay rates

Project manager

30% plan to increase pay rates

66% plan to keep pay rates the same

4% plan to decrease pay rates

Network professional

27% plan to increase pay rates

70% plan to keep pay rates the same

3% plan to decrease pay rates

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Business / systems analyst

26% plan to increase pay rates

71% plan to keep pay rates the same

3% plan to decrease pay rates

Mobile applications developer

26% plan to increase pay rates

71% plan to keep pay rates the same

3% plan to decrease pay rates

QA / testing professional

21% plan to increase pay rates

74% plan to keep pay rates the same

5% plan to decrease pay rates

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Help desk / tech support professional<br/>

21% plan to increase pay rates

72% plan to keep pay rates the same

7% plan to decrease pay rates

Trainer

16% plan to increase pay rates

78% plan to keep pay rates the same

6% plan to decrease pay rates