Slideshow 13 top paying jobs in security, software development and IT leadership

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  • January 26 2018, 6:30am EST
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<b>Salaries surging for top IT job roles</b><br/>

Robert Half International has released its “2018 Salary Guide for IT Professionals,” which looks at 79 job positions in web development, networking, applications development and more. Here are the expected salaries for IT leadership positions as well as software development and IT security, showing four different percentiles in the salary ranges for each.


<b>Chief information officer</b><br/>

25th percentile salary = $170,500

50th percentile salary = $202.500

75th percentile salary = $243,000

95th percentile salary = $287,000

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<b>Chief technology officer</b><br/>

25th percentile salary = $145,000

50th percentile salary = $175,000

75th percentile salary = $210,000

95th percentile salary = $248,000

<b>Chief (information) security officer</b>

25th percentile salary = $143,250

50th percentile salary = $170,000

75th percentile salary = $204,000

95th percentile salary = $241,000


<b>Vice president of information technology</b><br/>

25th percentile salary = $137,000

50th percentile salary = $163,000

75th percentile salary = $195,500

95th percentile salary = $231,000

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<b>Director of technology</b><br/>

25th percentile salary = $118,750

50th percentile salary = $141,000

75th percentile salary = $169,000

95th percentile salary = $199,750


<b>Product manager</b>

25th percentile salary = $100,250

50th percentile salary = $119,000

75th percentile salary = $142,750

95th percentile salary = $169,000


<b>Software engineer</b><br/>

25th percentile salary = $102,000

50th percentile salary = $121,000

75th percentile salary = $145,000

95th percentile salary = $171,500

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<b>Software developer</b><br/>

25th percentile salary = $97,000

50th percentile salary = $115,000

75th percentile salary = $138,000

95th percentile salary = $163,000


<b>Information systems security manager</b><br/>

25th percentile salary = $115,250

50th percentile salary = $137,000

75th percentile salary = $164,250

95th percentile salary = $194,250


<b>Data security analyst</b><br/>

25th percentile salary = $102,000

50th percentile salary = $121,000

75th percentile salary = $145,000

95th percentile salary = $171,500

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<b>Network security engineer</b><br/>

25th percentile salary = $97,000

50th percentile salary = $115,000

75th percentile salary = $138,000

95th percentile salary = $163,000

<b>Systems security administrator</b><br/>

25th percentile salary = $92,750

50th percentile salary = $110,000

75th percentile salary = $132,000

95th percentile salary = $156,000


<b>Network security administrator</b><br/>

25th percentile salary = $92,000

50th percentile salary = $109,250

75th percentile salary = $131,000

95th percentile salary = $155,000