10 IT Jobs That Pay Over $120,000 A Year In Australia

10 IT Jobs That Pay Over $120,000 A Year In Australia

It’s a good time to be working in the IT industry. A skills shortage is driving up salary in this area, although some roles are seeing more of an increase in pay than others. Recruitment agency Peoplebank has released its latest Salary and Employment Index report that highlights 10 IT jobs in Australia that offer a minimum annual salary of $120,000.

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The Peoplebank report measures quarterly changes in ICT salaries and job vacancies in Australia. This quarter has shown a steady growth in salaries for a range of IT positions with particularly high demand for user experience, customer experience and data-rated roles. In the latest report, the company took note of 10 roles that paid a handsome amount of money in different states:

State Job Minimum Annual Salary Maximum Annual Salary
NSW Project Manager – IT Project Office $130,000 $200,000
NSW CIO/IT Director $200,000 $350,000
ACT Solutions Architect – Development $120,000 $165,000
ACT Security Architect $130,000 $160,000
VIC Test Manager – Development $120,000 $150,000
QLD Change Manager – Organisational $120,000 $180,000
WA Enterprise Architect $120,000 $180,000
WA Appliations Development Manager – large scale $120,000 $170,000
SA Computer Operations Manager $120,000 $140,000
SA Technology and Infrastructure Manager $130,000 $160,000

As you can see, the average starting salary for these jobs are at least $120,000 but the maximum amount they can earn varies greatly.

With companies jostling for IT talent, this gives candidates more freedom to find a role at a place that suits their needs. It’s not just about high salaries, IT professionals are looking for work that excites them and gives them autonomy.

According to Peoplebank CEO Peter Acheson:

“Employers and HR directors should be looking at the roles they are offering as a whole and striving to offer jobs that come with flexibility, autonomy, creative opportunities, challenges, supportive teams, and compelling career paths. While money is a key driver for many candidates, it’s still only one point among many considerations for most.”

[Via Peoplebank]


  • I would be interested in seeing how non (or less) technical roles in the IT industry stack up. eg Marketing Manager, HR Manager, etc. Are they in line with the averages for their roles are they higher, being in IT?

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