8 February, 2017
13 Tech Jobs That Pay $200k Salaries
Which IT roles earn the biggest salaries? Thirteen tech jobs can pull in salaries of $200,000 or more, according to new data from a tech staffing firm.
The jobs that top $200,000 are the highest paying titles included in Mondo’s annual Tech Salary Guide, which lists salary ranges for 95 IT jobs. Most jobs in the $200,000 range are high-level IT leadership or technical positions related to hot areas such as security and big data. Two of the highest-paying jobs are developer roles tied to specific vendor platforms: Demandware and iOS.
CIO/CTO takes the No. 1 slot in Mondo’s report. CIOs and CTOs typically earn between $170,000 at the low end and $285,000 at the high end, Mondo reports.
Next on Mondo’s salary ranking is Demandware developer, a position that earns between $150,000 and 250,000 a year. Demandware is a cloud-based ecommerce platform that combines digital commerce, predictive analytics, point-of-sale and order management capabilities. Demandware was acquired in 2016 by Salesforce, which folded the technology into its Salesforce Commerce Cloud division.
So why are Demandware skills so valuable? One reason might be tied to the retail industry’s general dissatisfaction with aging ecommerce platforms. Nearly 17% of retailers surveyed by Internet Retailer say they are in the midst of moving to a new e-commerce platform, and another 72% say they plan to switch within the next two years.
“The growing demand for Demandware development comes as no surprise,” says Gianna Scorsone, senior vice president of marketing and sales operations for Mondo. The platform is known for being highly customizable and for its seamless integration of third-party plug-ins, Scorsone says. The recent acquisition by Salesforce is another draw, she says.