Survey Finds Salaries, Bonuses and Contract Rates Up for U.S. Tech Pros

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Top Paying Skills

Big Data and cloud skills were once again front and center on the list of top paying skills, with newcomers such as HANA, OpenStack, CloudStack and Puppet making strong showings.


“As more businesses look to build out their tech infrastructures, employers need solutions to securely store, manage and process large sets of data,” said Bob Melk, president of Dice. “Professionals with Big Data or cloud expertise continue to serve as high priority candidates. Profitable companies today understand employing tech professionals who understand business goals and strategic priorities are more than employees, they’re partners in achieving success.”

The tech job market is strong and IT pros are reaping the benefits. According to the latest salary survey from Dice, salaries rose 7.7 percent year-over-year in 2015, representing the largest yearly increase ever. The survey also found that while the rate of those receiving bonuses remained steady, the amount of those bonuses rose 7 percent from 2014. Contract workers also saw positive increases in income during 2015, with a rise of 5 percent in hourly compensation.

It's no surprise that salary satisfaction for IT pros is increasing. For the first time ever, seven metro markets across the U.S. posted six-figure average salary figures for tech professionals. Silicon Valley once again posted the highest average salaries overall.


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