2013 IT salaries: 15 titles getting the biggest pay raises

Mobile application developers and wireless network engineers can expect a 9 percent and 7.9 percent increase in starting salaries

Certain IT titles will be getting sizable salary hikes, according to data from recruiting and staffing specialist Robert Half Technology. At the top of the heap, based on percentage gains, are mobile application developers and wireless network engineers, who can expect a 9 percent and 7.9 percent increase in starting salaries, respectively, RHT reports.

The firm examined more than 70 positions for its annual guide to U.S. tech salaries. Overall, base compensation for IT pros is expected to increase an average of 5.3 percent in the coming year.

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The 15 positions expected to see the largest salary gains, percentage-wise, between 2012 and 2013 are:

1. Mobile applications developer 2012 salary range: $85,000-$122,500 2013 salary range: $92,750-$133,500 Net: 9 percent increase

2. Wireless network engineer 2012 salary range: $79,250-$108,500 2013 salary range: $85,500-$117,000 Net: 7.9 percent increase

3. Network engineer 2012 salary range: $75,000-$107,750 2013 salary range: $80,750-$116,250 Net: 7.8 percent increase

4. Data modeler 2012 salary range: $85,500-$117,750 2013 salary range: $92,000-$126,750 Net: 7.6 percent increase

5. Portal administrator 2012 salary range: $80,500-$106,500 2013 salary range: $86,500-$114,500 Net: 7.5 percent increase

6. Data warehouse manager 2012 salary range: $101,250-$135,750 2013 salary range: $108,750-$145,750 Net: 7.4 percent increase

7. Business intelligence analyst

2012 salary range: $87,750-$123,500 2013 salary range: $94,250-$132,500 Net: 7.3 percent increase

8. Senior web developer 2012 salary range: $85,750-$118,500 2013 salary range: $92,000-$127,250 Net: 7.3 percent increase

9. Web developer 2012 salary range: $61,250-$99,250 2013 salary range: $65,750-$106,500 Net: 7.3 percent increase

10. Network architect 2012 salary range: $95,500-$137,000 2013 salary range: $102,250-$146,500 Net: 7 percent increase

11. Network manager 2012 salary range: $82,750-$114,500 2013 salary range: $88,500-$122,500 Net: 7 percent increase

12. Data architect 2012 salary range: $97,500-$134,250 2013 salary range: $104,250-$143,500 Net: 6.9 percent increase

13. Data security analyst 2012 salary range: $89,000-$121,500 2013 salary range: $95,000-$129,750 Net: 6.8 percent increase

14. Software engineer 2012 salary range: $78,250-$119,500 2013 salary range: $83,500-$127,750 Net: 6.8 percent increase

15. Network administrator 2012 salary range: $58,750-$87,250 2013 salary range: $62,750-$93,250 Net: 6.8 percent increase

RHT's salary numbers represent starting compensation only. Factors such as seniority make it difficult to measure ongoing pay, the firm says. Bonuses and benefits such as perks and retirement packages also are not included in the tally.

Ann Bednarz covers IT careers, outsourcing and Internet culture for Network World. Follow Ann on Twitter at @annbednarz and check out her blog, Occupational Hazards. Her email address is abednarz@nww.com.

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