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A digital dozen of the most popular occupations in IT, with average salaries

Compiled By Marie Stacks

Where else are you going to get all the info you need in one spot? Here you’ll see the logos of Arkansas companies that are actively engaged in Apprenticeship or other programs with the Arkansas Center for Data Sciences, and that regularly post open positions via ACDS. The occupations listed are those that are generally considered the most prevalent jobs in IT. And the salaries come from management consulting giant Robert Half International’s 2021 Salary Guide for Technology and are based on entry-level (25th percentile) positions nationwide.


SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
Average Salary: $97,250
Creates the applications or systems that run on a computer or another device.

CYBERSECURITY ANALYST
Average Salary: $112,500
Plans and carries out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems.

IT GENERALIST/HELP DESK
Average Salary: $32,250
Provides help and advice to computer users and organizations.

IT PROJECT MANAGER
Average Salary: $96,000
Project managers plan and designate project resources, prepare budgets, monitor progress, and keep stakeholders informed the entire way.

DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR
Average Salary: $79,750
Uses specialized software to store, organize, and secure data while ensuring that data remains consistent across the database.

DATA ANALYST
Average Salary: $86,250
Accesses computer data and analyzes data for statistical, business, and behavioral decision making.

PROGRAMMER
Average Salary: $65,000
Writes and tests code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly.

NETWORK TECHNICIAN
Average Salary: $78,500
Oversees the day-to-day operation of computer networks such as installing software and hardware to network equipment.

NETWORK ENGINEER
Average Salary: $97,500
Designs and builds data communication networks, including local area networks (LANS), wide area networks (WANS), and Intranets.

UI/UX WEB DESIGNER
Average Salary: $87,250
Applies technical skills on website design and user interfaces through the design and development of websites.

CLOUD SPECIALIST
Average Salary: $80,250
Coordinates and manages the components of computer systems from remote data centers.

COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYST
Average Salary: $81,250
Studies an organization’s current computer systems and finds a solution that is more efficient and effective.

 

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