The Top 10 IT Jobs & Salaries for 2014

4. Project Manager

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Average salary: $89,000, according to

Desirable certifications/qualifications: B.A. or B.S. in Business or Computer Science. 3-6 years IT project management experience. PMP, PMI, or APICS certification.

What does this person do?: A detail-oriented leader who oversees projects, and makes sure those projects are completed on time and under budget.

Most promising quote: “What companies are looking for, instead of just bringing in a generic … PM, they’re looking — particularly in the financial services sector — for some real specific areas…derivatives experience, capital markets experiences, low latency-high frequency experience — they want skills very specific to a type of application in those areas.” — Jack Cullen, president of IT staffing firm Modis, in InformationWeek‘s article “8 Hot IT Jobs For 2014”

On the next page: the job outlook for help desk/technical support staff…

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