IT Demand Is Still Rising, But You Might Have To Move

Good news again for IT pros in the latest Peoplebank quarterly salary survey: demand is continuing to rise. Here's what key roles pay and where the demand is growing in each state capital.

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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. As ever, since these are roles being recruited for, the figures are more likely to represent the higher end of the market. Many of the figures are unchanged since last quarter.

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 $100,000 $85,000 $80,000 $90,000 $90,000 $75,000
Developer - Android $85,000 $85,000 $110,000 $90,000 $90,000 $80,000
Developer - iOS $85,000 $85,000 $110,000 $90,000 $90,000 $80,000
Developer - Sharepoint $100,000 $100,000 $110,000 $110,000 $90,000 $80,000
Deveveloper - Java $90,000 $85,000 $85,000 $90,000 $85,000 $85,000
Enterprise Architect $150,000 $120,000 $150,000 $120,000 $180,000 $100,000
Help Desk Manager $100,000 $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 $130,000 $95,000 $140,000 $115,000 $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 $130,000 $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

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
  • Mobile developers
  • Network engineers
Victoria

  • Business analysts
  • Project managers
  • Developers
  • Security engineers

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Western Australia

  • Project managers
  • Business analysts
  • Solutions architects
ACT

  • SAP experts
  • Business analysts
  • Project managers
  • Testers

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Queensland

  • Business analysts
  • Project managers
  • Help desk
South Australia

  • Service desk
  • Business analysts
  • Developers

Comments

    Can you link to your source?

      I think you'll find this is the source:
      http://www.peoplebank.com.au/resources/pdf/knowledge/si/Peoplebank-ICT-Salary-Employment-Index-Winter-2014.pdf

    Interesting, looks like I should move to WA for my next architecture job!

    I'd take those figures with a grain of salt. I know Network Engineers with 20 years experience getting less than the 'Low'

    IT sucks
    It can be a beautiful day outside, and you're not going to have any of it!
    Instead you've got an 8hr date with a lcd monitor
    I'm getting out of IT before I kill myself

    I earn 5k under the 'low' for my job. I don't think stats coming from an IT recruitment agency are worth anything. The ABS would be a better source, but that would involve actual research, not cutting and pasting. Who has time to actually write articles these days?

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