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What are the best paying IT Jobs?


We have analysed Data from 503 IT senior employees (10 years of experience or more) in the UK



Every firm in every sector wants IT professionals. Courted from all angles, they have a choice: free-lancing, joining the exciting world of startups, plugging themselves to large tech groups or hopping on the finance gravy-train, as banks are more and more in need of professionals sitting between traders, quants, middle office and internal systems departments. So with all these options in mind, how do these different career paths pay off in the long term?


Play it safe, go large: across all industries, top paying firms for senior IT professionals are large firms (1,000+ employees). Working for a larger firm, employees can also expect regular training and various benefits.

Highly-IT dependent financial institutions pay the best showing how key it is for them to stay on top of new products, trends, risk-management and trading systems. As expected, industries less reliant on technology such as Law firms pay less.



Top 3 Tech Firms for IT


Company

Annual income for senior employees

Google

120,000

SunGard

105,000

IBM

100,000



Top 3 Financial institutions for IT

Company

Annual income for senior employees

Deutsche Bank

175,000

Credit Suisse

162,000

UBS

160,000





Average annual income per industry

Top_paying_sectors


Industry

Annual income for senior employees

Banks

133,000

Asset Managers

122,000

Rating Agencies

102,000

Consultancy

85,000

Tech

84,000

Insurance

76,000

Law firms

68,000

Public sector

51,000

 

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