What are the best places to check IT salaries online?

Use these resources to gather data on current IT salaries, whether you’re seeking a new IT job or negotiating a raise
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In IT careers, money talks. Among the IT pros planning on changing jobs this year, 63 percent cite increased compensation as the reason why, making it the top factor, according to Dice’s 2018 salary survey. 

Recruiters say doing your homework proves absolutely essential when you’re seeking a new role or seeking a pay raise in your current IT position.

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To that end, we’ve gathered up a short list of the best resources for IT pros, to help you ask for the right new salary, or ask for a better one:

Robert Half salary guide

Robert Half Technology creates an annual salary guide with data for more than 75 positions in the IT field. This serves as a trusted resource for not only job seekers but also IT leaders striving to make sure their team salaries stay competitive.

Glassdoor.com salary calculator

Glassdoor.com’s Know Your Worth salary calculator can help you gauge the competitiveness of your current pay, using your title, region, and experience level. Glassdoor’s tool makes use of data from recent job postings. Like the Robert Half salary guide, this calculator proves useful whether you’re seeking a new role or just trying to figure out if your company is keeping you current with market rates.

Dice tech salary report and calculator

IT jobs website Dice offers its 2018 Tech Salary Report, as well as a salary calculator, which lets you plug in a job title (like Hadoop developer), region, and number of years experience, to get a salary range.

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Foote Partners’ IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index

Foote Partners’ IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index will show you how much money employers are paying for specific certifications – useful if you’re newly certified or just considering updating your certifications.

According to Foote’s data, IT leaders are paying a premium for certifications – an average of 7.6 percent of base salary for a single certification and 9.4 percent of base salary on average for certain single, non-certified skills.

The fastest-growing competencies include risk analytics/assessment, cryptography, advanced analytics, data governance, data science, Apache Spark, artificial intelligence, and penetration testing.

Open Source Jobs Report

How much are your open source skills worth right now? Check out the seventh annual Open Source Jobs Report, conducted by The Linux Foundation and careers website Dice. Demand for experience and skills with open source platforms isn’t some overnight sensation, but it continues to grow more robust: 83 percent of hiring managers surveyed for the report said hiring open source talent was a priority this year, up from 76 percent last year. The hottest open source skills: Those related to cloud, containers, and DevOps.

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