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Top 10 IT Jobs Of The Highest Salary You Should Consider

Top 10 IT Jobs Of The Highest Salary You Should Consider

Information Technology is the way of the future in jobs, according to most industry experts. With major tech companies sprouting out from the knowledge of skilled technical individuals and even non-technical companies making use of technical minds to build and run their websites, technical skills can be applicable to any sector you set your mind to be a part of. For this reason, individuals in the technology and Information Technology sector are capable of earning very high salaries. Below, we will talk about the top ten highest paid IT jobs you should look into.

Data Analyst

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    Data Analysis may not be the highest paid IT job ever, but it’s on our list because salary potentials are increasing at a high rate. Because Data Analysis is applicable to any business, due to how they translate data and numbers into understandable jargon, any company that relies on anything from sales figures to marketing research will benefit from Data Analysis. At the moment, Data Analyst can make between $68,000 to $74,000 a year. A Bachelor’s degree is all that’s needed to get started; however, to advance in this industry, you will need a Master’s degree.

    Network Architect

    Just as an Architect interprets the wants or wishes of a developer or client into a residential or business property, a Network Architect interprets the needs and wants of a company on the technical side to create the best computer infrastructure for them. This can include something as simple as moving a design company over from all Windows to all Mac to something as complex as ensuring that a hospital’s security infrastructure provides confidentiality of patient medical records. Such a job pays between $100,000 – $150,000 a year.

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    A Bachelor’s degree will be a great way to break into the business and gain some experience, especially with a degree in quantitative fields like Mathematics or Engineering. Some programming experience in languages like HTML are almost essential as well.

    IT Security Manager

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      With this IT job, the title says it all. As an IT Security Manager, your job is to manage the stances and rules your company will take in terms of proper computer usage and etiquette. Along with this, your job includes analyzing your company’s current security condition and figuring out its weak points to improve. IT Security Managers, when designated in a particular company, are the backbone of the company’s security structure.

      Because of this, IT Security Managers will work a lot with Network Architects to make sure their security decisions are good ones. IT Security Managers can make between $115,000 – $125,000 a year. Becoming an IT Security Manager is based largely on experience in the IT realm, coupled with a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s in Information Technology or Computer Science.

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      Lead Applications Director

      If you didn’t notice yet, the previous job title dealt heavily on the data and security of a company. Without analyzing data and ensuring that it’s kept safe, a company will crumble. But, what are the highest paying IT jobs dealing with the creation end? The first job title we will talk about on the creation end are Lead Application Directors. In other words, the Product Managers. These are the individuals who set the direction in which a application will be not only developed but also marketed. Product Managers can make between $110,000 to $120,000 a year. Product Managers achieve their position after years as a Software Developer or Designer, so knowledge of programming and Computer Science is essential.

      Software Engineer

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        Software Engineering is one of the most well known IT jobs around. These are the pros who are behind the coding of some of your favorite websites and applications. Software Engineering involves a lot more than just coding. Along with creating code, Software Engineers must work with all aspects of the tech sector, from designers to iterate their thoughts to marketing pros so that analytic can be implemented for them to grab data.

        With all of these tasks at hand, it isn’t unheard of for Software Engineers to demand a pretty dollar. A Software Engineer can expect to be paid between $89,000 to $95,000 a year. If without experience, a Bachelor’s in Information Technology, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or another technologically-minded quantitative degree is highly recommended.

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        Database Developer

        Behind a strong company is an even stronger database to store all of their important information and data. Database Developers and Administrators are the individuals who not only build the databases according to the company’s size and requirements, but they are also the individuals who work on upkeep and ensure that the database continues to work well. Many times, the job comes with having to work behind a computer some days and other days it may require communication with other individuals in the company to discover holes in the database.

        This is a very similar job to IT Security Managers, the main difference being that Database Developers work with the security of the databases that the other job title creates. Database Developers can make anywhere between $80,000 and $96,000 a year. A Bachelor’s in Data Analysis or in a technological degree like Computer Science or Information Technology will be what allows you to start in this career.

        Business Intelligence Analyst

        So companies have lots of data that Database Developers are building, IT Security Managers are keeping secure, and Data Analysts are translating into understandable jargon. But who are the individuals that put all of this data to good use? Business Intelligence Analysts are the brains behind making use of data to make smart decisions in the form of good profits, smart business decisions, and to ensure that the company is staying efficient in the end.

        Business Intelligence Analysts are also found in C-level positions. For this reason, Business Intelligence Analysts can expect to make around $80,000 – $90,000 for the title alone, a bit under double those amounts if they are in-fact C-level in large companies. Having a strong technical background is important, but business knowledge can work in your favor as well.

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        Chief Information Officer

        Finally, we are at a c-level position. Chief Information Officer is the highest paying IT job around, because of the fact that CIOs are in other words the highest level you can go in Information Technology for a mid-sized to large company. Chief Information Officers are given less task work and are more there to ensure that the company’s vision is continued to be upheld.

        Unlike a Chief Technology Officer, the individual who is there to ensure that the coding and development side continues to expand the company’s technological advancements, CIOs deal more with what’s behind the scenes to ensure what happens on the front end is possible safely and efficiently. CIOs have as much of a salary cap as the company can sustain, but the median salary can be between $175,000 to $219,000 a year. Experience is the only way to work to this level.

        Data Warehouse Engineer

        Data Warehouse Engineers are the individuals who build the infrastructure that makes the job of Business Intelligence Analysts possible. Data Warehouse Engineers work more with business modelling and data partitioning. This is the hard stuff in Information Technology and for that reason, Data Warehouse Engineers are the bridge between the technical aspects of IT (Data Analysts, Data Mining, etc) and the business-minded IT careers (Business Intelligence Analysts, C-level tech positions, etc). Data Warehouse Engineering usually requires a heavily knowledge of Data Analysis. Data Warehouse Engineers can make upwards of $90,000 a year.

        Chief Security Officer

        Just as the Chief Information Officer is the individual who works to ensure that the vision of the business on an IT end is upheld, Chief Security Officers ensure that this vision is aligned with the security and safety policies of the company. This includes working to reduce risk, ensuring that the company is performing regular audits, and lastly to ensure that the Intellectual property that the company may be in ownership of is continued to be guarded. Chief Security Officers can make between $125,000 to $195,000 a year. Experience is the only way to work up to this level.

        Many of the jobs listed above seem similar in name; however, their functions are quite varied and are vital to the survival of many large to mid-sized tech and even some non-technical companies. With them being found in such a growing and booming industry like technology, you’ll be assured to find a well-paying job in this industry soon.

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        Last Updated on February 15, 2019

        7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

        7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

        Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

        Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

        Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

        So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

        Joe’s Goals

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          Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

          Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

          Daytum

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            is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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            Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

            Excel or Numbers

              If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

              What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

              Evernote

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                I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

                Evernote is free with a premium version available.

                Access or Bento

                  If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

                  Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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                  You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

                  Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

                  All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

                  Conclusion

                  I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

                  What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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