Salary Growth in Information Technology Higher Than National Average

It’s a good time to be in Information Technology. That’s according to figures released by the Australian Institute of Management (AIM). Salary growth in Australia was at a 12-year low six months ago and while the situation has improved slightly, the numbers are still dour. But the electronics and IT industry is bucking the trend.

Overall salary across Australian jobs for the past 12 months has increase by 3.77 per cent, up by 0.29 per cent from when it was measured in April. The forecast is salary will grow by 3.18 per cent in the next 12 months but that figure is still extremely low.

While the numbers aren’t encouraging, the IT industry has seen a pay growth of 3.88 per cent in the last 12 months, well above the national average of 3.3 per cent.

“Positions in the Information Technology job family are in demand because businesses are investing more in technology to gain a competitive advantage in the market,” AIM general manager of policy and advocacy Sam Bell said in a statement. “From the April release, we found there is a high demand for IT executives that have the ability to lead a team coupled with technical know-how as the Average Total Salary change over 12 months for a chief information officer was 6.2 per cent.

“There’s also ever-increasing demand for positions with web development skills as more organisations realise the need to have an online footprint. Web developer and web designer positions increased by 8.2 per cent and 7 per cent, respectively.”

Position  Movement (Last 12 Months)
Chief information technology executive 6.2 per cent
Internet specialist / Web developer 8.2 per cent
Web designer 7 per cent
System administrator 4.9 per cent
Technical specialist – research & development 5.5 per cent

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