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CIOs Have the Biggest 2015 Salary Jump -- See How DBAs Compare

CIOs and CTOs got a raise last year in the United States, while database administration jobs aren't too far behind.

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Salaries for IT jobs in the United States are up pretty much without exception 2015 based on research from Mondo. But as is usually the case, the rich get richer. CIOs and CTOs earned an average of 9% more last year compared to the year before. This salary bump outpaced other IT roles which averaged a 5.7 increase over last year. So how much do CIOs and CTOs earn? Between $170,000 and $250,000 a year, according to Mondo.

Laura McGarrity who is Mondo’s VP of marketing explained: “The CIO/CTO role saw a huge jump because of the big demand for highly qualified CIO/CTO candidates, and the limited supply of candidates with the skills that organizations are looking for today.”

How are database administration jobs faring? Data analysts can expect to earn between $60,000 and $115,000 depending on where in the united states you work (New York City and San Francisco had the highest salaries while Dallas and Ft. Lauderdale came in at the bottom of the pack) Data architects earn between $100,000 and $140,000, data warehouse engineers pull down from $105,000 to $150,000. Increases in salaries for those positions were 3% – 4%.

When it comes to DBAs, your salary can very well depend on which platform you’ve mastered. Mongo DBAs earn $105,000 to $145,000 a year, MySQL DBAs earn $120,000 to $130,000, Oracle DBAs are making $95,000 to $135,000 and SQL DBAs bring home $95,000 to $140,000. Perhaps most interesting is that while Mongo, MySQL and Oracle DBAs have all seen their salaries jump by five percent, SQL DBA salaries have only gone up by 1%.

When the study took a look at where people are being hired in IT, it found that Database Administration got 14% of the new jobs this year and 14% of companies expressed that they plan on hiring in that area next year. DevOps received 8% of the new jobs last year but amazingly, 46% plan on hiring DevOps in the coming year.

Overall when you consider that the average raise in base pay in the United States was 2.9%, The IT Industry is a great place to work across the board. DevOps in particular should expect to be in very high demand next year.

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