10 Tech Jobs That Saw the Highest Salary Growth This Year
Technology is constantly evolving, underlying the importance for companies to have the right digital talent and leadership place to best nurture growth, maximize revenue and stay ahead of the competition.
Of the 95 tech jobs detailed in our 2022 Salary Guide, we identified the top positions that saw the biggest top salary increase year-over-year across the industry.
Tech job salaries with the biggest increase in 2022
|Position||2021 Salary||2022 Salary||Change||Growth %|
|VP Information Technology||$185,000||$300,000||$115k||62.2%|
|VP Application Development||$250,000||$300,000||$50k||20%|
|Chief Information Security Officer||$300,000||$350,000||$50k||16.7%|
|Chief Information Officer||$300,000||$350,000||$50k||16.7%|
VP, Information Technology: Salary Growth in 2022
The top salary for VP Information Technology saw the largest growth year-over-year, with a 62.2% jump, from $185,000 in 2021 to $300,000 in 2022.
This $115,000 jump in salary was also the highest total change in top salary across the 95 tech jobs tracked across the industry.
An information technology VP is responsible for directing and planning all activities related to the company’s information technology systems.
This includes coordinating with IT managers, providing high-level guidance, and establishing trust with third-party vendors.
VP, Infrastructure: Salary Growth in 2022
The top salary for an Infrastructure Vice President increased 57.1% ($100k) from a $175,000 salary in 2021 to $275,000 in 2022.
An infrastructure VP coordinates with IT departments, software developers, and the Chief Operating Officer to plan and implement the physical infrastructure of a company, including things like data centers, networking, storage, and servers.
Mulesoft Developer: Salary Growth in 2022
The top salary for a Mulesoft Developer increased by 25% ($40k), from a $160,000 salary in 2021 to a $200,000 salary in 2022.
Mulesoft Developers are growing in demand due to the popularity of Mulesoft integration. Mulesoft integration involves the use of APIs to connect software applications, making them work together seamlessly.
QA Manager: Salary Growth in 2022
The top salary for a QA Manager increased by 25% ($35k), from a $140,000 salary in 2021 to a $175,000 salary in 2022
QA Developers are responsible for testing code and ensuring the quality of software products to help identify errors and bugs before products are released.
This is important because it helps companies to ensure that products meet customer expectations.
VP, Application Development: Salary Growth in 2022
The top salary for a VP of Application Development increased by 20% ($50k), from a $250,000 salary in 2021 to a $300,000 salary in 2022
Application Development VPs are responsible for the development, planning, and implementation of software applications.
This includes working with different teams like designers, product management, and software engineering to create new features and functionality for software solutions.
VP, Engineering: Salary Growth in 2022
The top salary for a VP of Engineering increased by 20% ($50k), from a $250,000 salary in 2021 to a $300,000 salary in 2022.
Engineering VPs are responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of engineering projects, plus the management of development teams.
Examples of engineering projects could be developing a new product or redesigning an existing one.
PeopleSoft Administrator/Developer: Salary Growth in 2022
The top salary for a PeopleSoft Admin / Developer increased by 19.4% ($30k), from a $155,000 salary in 2021 to a $185,000 salary in 2022.
PeopleSoft Developers are responsible for developing, configuring, and maintaining PeopleSoft applications that include financials, human resources, and supply chain management.
They work with a variety of software development tools and technologies to create custom solutions for clients across various customer-facing industries.
Chief Information Security Officer: Salary Growth in 2022
The top salary for a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) increased by 16.7% ($50k), from a $300,000 salary in 2021 to a $350,000 salary in 2022.
Chief Information Security Officers develop and enforce policies and procedures to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data.
They are also responsible for the planning, implementation, and maintenance of a company’s information security program by working with relevant departments to ensure the company is compliant with local and federal laws.
Chief Information Officer: Salary Growth in 2022
The top salary for a Chief Information Officer (CIO) increased by 16.7% ($50k), from a $300,000 salary in 2021 to a $350,000 salary in 2022.
A CIO is in charge of both the hardware and software systems and ensuring that they are up to date and meet the needs of the company.
This includes the planning, implementation, and maintenance of a company’s information technology infrastructure.
AI Developer: Salary Growth in 2022
The top salary for an AI Developer increased by 13.6% ($30k), from a $220,000 salary in 2021 to a $250,000 salary in 2022.
AI Developers are in high demand due to the increasing impact of AI on businesses and the workplace.
Businesses are turning to AI Developers to help them automate tasks, improve efficiency, and make better decisions. They are primarily responsible for developing and maintaining AI applications such as chatbots and virtual assistants.
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