The Best IT Salaries By Function

If you’re in IT, odds are you work in one of these five functional areas: IT security, help desk, system operations, systems engineering or network engineering. We’ve spilled the beans on the average salaries of these positions so you can size up your checks against the norm. Within each area we also are showing what the management hierarchy is making on average. Check these numbers out!

Function Average
IT Architecture $108,201
Business Technology $101,964
Cloud Computing $101,957
IT Security $101,539
Project/Program Management $99,489
Business Application Development $99,130
Enterprise Infrastructure Management $98,075
Data Warehousing / Business Intelligence $96,499
Management/Development $91,735
Systems Engineering $91,026
.NET Developer $90,273
Voice Engineering $87,522
Network Engineering $87,093
Business Systems Analysis $84,734
Web/Intranet/Extranet $80,960
System Operations $76,711
Network Operations $74,313
Help Desk $58,420

This table shows salaries in different functions, but up the managerial chain.

Function Average
System Operations
Director – Client and LAN Systems $94,919
Manager – Operation Services (NT/UNIX/Linux) $87,668
Sr. Systems Administrator – Transaction Monitors $84,703
Systems Administrator – Transaction Monitors $66,698
IT Security
VP or Director, Information Security $134,085
IT Risk and Compliance Manager $106,593
Security Administrator $70,437
Business Application Development
VP or Director, Corporate Applications $138,116
Manager, Business Applications Development $108,111
Senior Business Applications Developer $95,725
Business Applications Developer $77,122
Project/Program Management
VP or Director Project/Program Management $123,813
Manager or Sr. Manager Project/Program Management $102,780
Project/Program Coordinator $81,860
Project/Program Analyst $75,574

What Does This Mean

Well, if you see that another area with a bit bigger of a salary, training or certification for that job is a must. One of the most common promotions are a cross-departmental jump, and today just might be the day you start working on yours!

Source:2015 Salary Guide.