The 19 Top Paying IT Jobs for 2017

IT budgets are expected to be flat for 2017, but organizations will find money to increase IT salaries. According to the new IT salary study by Robert Half Technology, the "2017 Salary Guide for Technology Professionals," these are expected to be the top paying IT jobs in 2017.

Chief information officer Chief information officer

2017 salary range = $175,000 to $279,000 2016 salary range = $172,000 to $268,000 Difference = 3.1 percent

Chief technology officer Chief technology officer

2017 salary range = $149,000 to $240,000 2016 salary range = $147,500 to $229,000 Difference = 3.3 percent

Chief security officer Chief security officer

2017 salary range = $145,250 to $236,750 2016 salary range = $140,250 to $222,500 Difference = 5.3 percent

VP of IT VP of IT

2017 salary range = $143,250 to $234,250 2016 salary range = $141,000 to $225,000 Difference = 3.1 percent

Information systems security manager Information systems security manager

2017 salary range = $136,000 to $191,750 2016 salary range = $129,750 to $182,000 Difference = 5.1 percent

Big data engineer Big data engineer

2017 salary range = $135,000 to $196,000 2016 salary range = $129,500 to $183,500 Difference = 5.8

Data architect Data architect

2017 salary range = $131,250 to $184,000 2016 salary range = $127,250 to $175,500 Difference = 4.1 percent

Data warehouse manager Data warehouse manager

2017 salary range = $129,000 to $179,000 2016 salary range = $123,750 to $172,000 Difference = 4.1 percent

Practice manager, consulting and systems integration Practice manager, consulting and systems integration

2017 salary range = $127,750 to $180,000 2016 salary range = $125,000 to $173,500 Difference = 3.1 percent

Director, consulting and systems integration Director, consulting and systems integration

2017 salary range = $126,750 to $198,000 2016 salary range = $123,750 to $190,250 Difference = 3.4 percent

Network architect Network architect

2017 salary range = $125,000 to $183,000 2016 salary range = $120,000 to $175,000 Difference = 4.4 percent

Director of IT Director of IT

2017 salary range = $124,500 to $193,500 2016 salary range = $122,750 to $185,000 Difference = 3.3 percent

Applications architect Applications architect

2017 salary range = $124,500 to $128,750 2016 salary range = $121,250 to $171,750 Difference = 3.5 percent

Database manager Database manager

2017 salary range = $122,250 to $177,000 2016 salary range = $118,000 to $170,500 Difference = 3.7 percent

Senior IT auditor Senior IT auditor

2017 salary range = $121,000 to $173,500 2016 salary range = $116,000 to $164,250 Difference = 5.1 percent

Mobile application developer Mobile application developer

2017 salary range = $118,750 to $182,250 2016 salary range = $115,250to $175,750 Difference = 3.4 percent

Data security analyst Data security analyst

2017 salary range = $118,250 to $169,000 2016 salary range = $113,500 to $160,000 Difference = 5.0 percent

Business intelligence analyst Business intelligence analyst

2017 salary range = $118,000 to $171,750 2016 salary range = $113,750 to $164,000 Difference = 4.3 percent

Senior web developer Senior web developer

2017 salary range = $116,250 to $161,500 2016 salary range = $111,250 to $154,000 Difference = 4.7 percent

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