2013 IT salaries: 15 titles getting the biggest pay raises

Certain IT titles will be getting sizable salary hikes, according to data from recruiting and staffing specialist Robert Half Technology. At the top of the heap, based on percentage gains, are mobile application developers and wireless network engineers, who can expect a 9% and 7.9% increase in starting salaries, respectively, RHT reports.

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The firm examined more than 70 positions for its annual guide to U.S. tech salaries. Overall, base compensation for IT pros is expected to increase an average of 5.3% in the coming year. The 15 positions expected to see the largest salary gains, percentage-wise, between 2012 and 2013 are:

1. Mobile applications developer 2012 salary range: $85,000-$122,500 2013 salary range: $92,750-$133,500 Net: 9% increase

2. Wireless network engineer 2012 salary range: $79,250-$108,500 2013 salary range: $85,500-$117,000 Net: 7.9% increase

3. Network engineer 2012 salary range: $75,000-$107,750 2013 salary range: $80,750-$116,250 Net: 7.8% increase

4. Data modeler 2012 salary range: $85,500-$117,750 2013 salary range: $92,000-$126,750 Net: 7.6% increase

5. Portal administrator 2012 salary range: $80,500-$106,500 2013 salary range: $86,500-$114,500 Net: 7.5% increase

6. Data warehouse manager 2012 salary range: $101,250-$135,750 2013 salary range: $108,750-$145,750 Net: 7.4% increase

7. Business intelligence analyst

2012 salary range: $87,750-$123,500 2013 salary range: $94,250-$132,500 Net: 7.3% increase

8. Senior web developer 2012 salary range: $85,750-$118,500 2013 salary range: $92,000-$127,250 Net: 7.3% increase

9. Web developer 2012 salary range: $61,250-$99,250 2013 salary range: $65,750-$106,500 Net: 7.3% increase

10. Network architect 2012 salary range: $95,500-$137,000 2013 salary range: $102,250-$146,500 Net: 7% increase

11. Network manager 2012 salary range: $82,750-$114,500 2013 salary range: $88,500-$122,500 Net: 7% increase

12. Data architect 2012 salary range: $97,500-$134,250 2013 salary range: $104,250-$143,500 Net: 6.9% increase

13. Data security analyst 2012 salary range: $89,000-$121,500 2013 salary range: $95,000-$129,750 Net: 6.8% increase

14. Software engineer 2012 salary range: $78,250-$119,500 2013 salary range: $83,500-$127,750 Net: 6.8% increase

15. Network administrator 2012 salary range: $58,750-$87,250 2013 salary range: $62,750-$93,250 Net: 6.8% increase

RHT's salary numbers represent starting compensation only. Factors such as seniority make it difficult to measure ongoing pay, the firm says. Bonuses and benefits such as perks and retirement packages also are not included in the tally.

Ann Bednarz covers IT careers, outsourcing and Internet culture for Network World. Follow Ann on Twitter at @annbednarz and check out her blog, Occupational Hazards. Her email address is abednarz@nww.com.

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