Bluewolf IT Salary Guide for 2012

Bluewolf Salary Guide for 2012 has just been released and not surprisingly, if your expertise falls into one of the ‘buzz word realms’ of IT for 2012 i.e. cloud, mobile, virtualization and big data, you’re in the money! Naturally, high strata, mananagerial positions e.g. CIO, CTO are the highest-paid on the list, averaging $200,000 per annum. Not going into details (the full report can be found here) but from BI perspective it looks like this:

  • Data Analyst and BI Professional salaries ‘will creep past pre-recession levels, rising between 5-6% annually
  • Top tier ERP, BI and CRM Developer salaries will raise from $84,000 – $105,000 to $88,000 – $110,000
  • BI Developer  with 3+ years experience (part of business applications development strand)  has recorded an average increase in salary and for 2012 this should average around $120,000 depending on which part of U.S. (Long Island, Bay Area, Boston etc.) you live in
  •  Data Warehouse Analyst together with Data Warehouse Engineer, Senior Data Analyst and BI Analyst also averaged approx. $120,000 salary (again, depends on the exact location)
  • As far as industry hot list, for healthcare, Data Warehouse Analyst took third place with $88,000 – $104,000. For retail, BI Developer was in second place with $108,000 – $121,000 and Data Architect was in fifth with $114,000 – $189,000. For financial services Data Architect was in number four with $89,000 – $114,000. BI was not considered to be a ‘hot placement’ for such industries as high tech/software and media/telecom.

I think that some of those can be taken with a grain of salt as I found some of this data strange to interpret in the context of the position description e.g. according to this report, for TriState area, Database Administrator with 1-3 years experience will have higher salary then a DBA with 5+ years of experience. Weird?!


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