IT Pros: You're In Demand Again (And Here's What You'll Get Paid)

Peoplebank's latest quarterly salary survey has some good news for IT job seekers. While salaries are largely flat, demand is the highest it has been for a year.

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Peoplebank CEO Peter Acheson says demand appears to be driven by transformation projects, including an increasing emphasis on shifting IT infrastructure to the cloud. ""Demand is strong for data analysts, those with specialist skills in business intelligence and cloud-based operations, as well as for business analysts and project managers focusing on turning big data into opportunities," he said in a statement announcing the quarterly results.

As yet, that demand hasn't translated into higher salaries, though Acheson suggests this might happen later in the year if the hiring trend continues. "A sustained lift in demand would exert upward pressure on remuneration in coming months, especially for those with digital and social business skills," the report says.

In the table below, we've listed the median salaries for selected roles advertised during the last quarter from the report. These are base salaries without commission, superannuation or other benefits.

Role NSW ACT VIC QLD WA SA
Business Analyst $100,000 $95,000 $110,000 $95,000 $100,000 $80,000
CIO/IT Director $250,000 $170,000 $240,000 $152,000 $180,000 $150,000
DBA - Oracle $110,000 $85,000 $110,000 $91,000 $80,000 $80,000
DBA - SQL Server $120,000 $80,000 $110,000 $91,000 $83,000 $80,000
Desktop/PC Support $65,000 $45,000 $65,000 $67,000 $60,000 $70,000
Developer - .NET $90,000 $85,000 $80,000 $90,000 $90,000 $75,000
Developer - Android $75,000 $85,000 $110,000 $90,000 $80,000 $80,000
Developer - iOS $75,000 $85,000 $110,000 $90,000 $80,000 $80,000
Developer - Sharepoint $85,000 $100,000 $110,000 $100,000 $90,000 $80,000
Deveveloper - Java $90,000 $85,000 $85,000 $90,000 $85,000 $85,000
Enterprise Architect $135,000 $120,000 $150,000 $110,000 $180,000 $100,000
Help Desk Manager $90,000 $85,000 $80,000 $90,000 $75,000 $95,000
Helpdesk Support $60,000 $55,000 $50,000 $62,000 $48,000 $60,000
Infrastructure Architect $110,000 $95,000 $140,000 $105,000 $110,000 $110,000
IT Manager $120,000 $95,000 $120,000 $100,000 $120,000 $120,000
Project Manager - Applications $115,000 $115,000 $115,000 $115,000 $120,000 $110,000
Project Manager - Infrastructure $115,000 $115,000 $115,000 $115,000 $120,000 $110,000
Security Engineer $110,000 $95,000 $110,000 $90,000 $90,000 $100,000
Solutions Architect $125,000 $115,000 $140,000 $110,000 $150,000 $100,000
Technical Writer $90,000 $80,000 $100,000 $75,000 $65,000 $60,000
Test Manager $120,000 $85,000 $140,000 $100,000 $90,000 $100,000
Wintel Server Engineer $95,000 $95,000 $90,000 $90,000 $90,000 $90,000

And these are the areas in demand in each state (Peoplebank doesn't cover Tasmania or the Northern Territory):

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NSW

  • SAP professionals
  • Business analysts
  • Infrastructure project managers
  • PHP developers
  • Mobile developers
  • Cisco security engineers
Victoria

  • Business analysts
  • SAP professionals
  • Project managers
  • Cloud engineers
  • Technical writers

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Western Australia

  • Project managers
  • Business analysts
  • Solutions architects
  • Testers
  • Network engineers
ACT

  • Data warehousing
  • Business analysts
  • Project managers
  • Testers

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Queensland

  • Project managers
  • Business analysts
  • Systems analysts
South Australia

  • Service desk
  • Business analysts
  • Developers

Comments

    Impressive cable management in those racks >.>

    I get that the population in the NT and Tasmania is low, but some love would be nice.

      I'll give you a hint. For Tasmania, It would take 2 employees salary to reach anyone of those numbers.

        The same for people living in Darwin, Team leaders for 2nd and 3rd level support in an international company get less than 60k, to manage and support 20-30 staff.
        Primary reason i moved out of the NT, work conditions and pay sucks and its just getting more and more expensive to live there.

    Wow i am earning 12k more than the avg in WA that doesn't seem right (Helpdesk Support).

      I am in Desktop Support in Canberra and with my on call allowance I am sitting at about 30k higher than this says I should be on.

      Also says that Help Desk in Canberra pays more than Desktop support, that cant be right... And if it is I might have to go for a demotion :p

      Last edited 20/05/14 2:30 pm

        go for a demotion and get more money some may see it as a win win as you have less responsibilities.....

    I see a lack of administrators [network and system] on the list. Luckily, there's the Greythorn report:
    http://www.greythorn.com.au/media/greythorn/greythorn%20aust%20market%20insights%20and%20compensation%20overview%202013-2014%20-%20pay.pdf

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