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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