10 bad IT hires to avoid

10 bad IT hires to avoid

A bad IT hire can have a crippling ripple effect on team productivity. Here, IT leaders share their IT hiring horror stories — and tips on how they could have been avoided.

Tech leaders who’ve been in business for a while will recognize this scenario: A new hire who looks great on paper (or LinkedIn) gets a desk, an ID card and an attitude. Your promising new IT staffer is turning into a bad hire horror story.

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6 soft skills IT needs to succeed in the digital era

6 soft skills IT needs to succeed in the digital era

When it comes to transformation, tech expertise goes only so far. IT leaders must look for and develop traits not traditionally required for technologists in order to succeed in the years ahead.

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7 ways to make IT operations more efficient

7 ways to make IT operations more efficient

Chances are your enterprise’s IT operations could use some improvement. Here are tips for getting key services on the fast track to higher performance and cost savings.

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13 signs your software project may be doomed | CIO

13 signs your software project may be doomed

Software projects can get derailed before you know it. Here are the subtle warning signs that your latest app dev initiative isn’t going quite as well as it seems. Read more…

14 top paying big data jobs

14 top paying big data jobs | Information Management

14 top paying big data jobs

IT Job hunt etiquette: Networking do’s and don’ts

What are the top IT jobs by salary?

What are the top IT jobs by salary?

According to the Robert Half Technology 2019 salary guide (a trusted resource with data for more than 75 positions in the IT field), here are the top IT jobs by salary for 2019, ranked by national median salary:

1. Big data engineer: $155,000

2. Mobile applications developer: $143,500

3. Information systems security manager: $139,000

4. Applications architect: $135,750

5. Data architect: $133,500

6. Database manager: $129,500

7. Data security analyst: $125,500

8. Software engineer: $124,500

9. Wireless network engineer: $122,000

10. Data scientist: $121,500

Some other hot IT hiring areas worth mentioning include DevOps and cloud. DevOps salaries remain competitive because employers are competing for people with experience in a relatively new specialty. That means with some project work, you can transition into a DevOps-oriented job from a more traditional role.