The best-paying IT jobs “ Down Under”

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The lack of skilled professionals in the IT sector has resulted in an appreciable increase they are able to command, especially for data-centric roles and roles concerning user and customer experience. As per a report published by Peoplebank in May, the following ten IT jobs are the highest paying in different parts of the country.

CIO/IT Director
The Chief Information Officer or the IT Director is the senior most executive of the IT department, and is chiefly responsible for planning and executing the use of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) for increasing the profits of the enterprise. Besides planning the ICT strategy and policy of the organisation, the CIO also manages the IT resources of the company and trains the IT staff to meet the company standards. He may also plan the research and development and budgeting related to IT.
Location – New South Wales

  • Minimum Annual Salary – $200,000 AUD
  • Maximum Annual Salary – $350,000 AUD

Project Manager – IT Project Office
The job role is pretty straightforward. The project manager helps set standards for various IT projects of the enterprise and is the chief source of documentation and guidance for various projects.
Location – New South Wales

  • Minimum Annual Salary – $130,000 AUD
  • Maximum Annual Salary – $200,000 AUD

Change Manager – Organisational
The change manager works with the employees of the organisation, including the top management, to guide them in implementing different changes required by a project, thus ensuring that the changes are made smoothly and with minimal resistance, in the most efficient way possible. Their purpose is to ensure that the projects get done in a timely and budget-friendly manner, ensuring maximum benefit to the sponsor and the enterprise.
Location – Queensland

  • Minimum Annual Salary – $120,000 AUD
  • Maximum Annual Salary – $180,000 AUD

Enterprise Architect
The enterprise architect works to co-ordinate the different units of the IT department to ensure that they build a secure and efficient IT system that meets the business goals, mission and vision of the organisation in the best manner possible. He is a kind of bridge between the IT department and the leadership of the enterprise, ensuring that they each is not so lost in its personal goals that it ignores the position of the other.
Location – Western Australia

  • Minimum Annual Salary – $120,000 AUD
  • Maximum Annual Salary – $180,000 AUD

Applications Development Manager – Large scale
An applications development manager undertakes the task of developing, maintaining and upgrading new and existing software applications for the purpose of creating an efficient organisational information system as required by the enterprise.
Location – Western Australia

  • Minimum Annual Salary – $120,000 AUD
  • Maximum Annual Salary – $170,000 AUD

Solutions Architect – Development
At the inception of a project, the solutions architect helps design the solution to the project, develops the architecture (applications) required to attain it and then guides the others in using it to attain the desired solution. They serve as a bridge between the organisation and the developers, working closely with them to design the required applications.
Location – Australian Capital Territory

  • Minimum Annual Salary – $120,000 AUD
  • Maximum Annual Salary – $165,000 AUD

Security Architect
A security architect is responsible for protecting the information systems from hacking and leaks. They must be quick and adept at reading the minds of the hackers, and must be constantly aware of any new developments in the field. Any negligence on their part can result in great loss to the enterprise.
Location – Australian Capital Territory

  • Minimum Annual Salary – $130,000 AUD
  • Maximum Annual Salary – $160,000 AUD

Technology and Infrastructure Manager
The technology and infrastructure manager of an enterprise looks over the technical staff of the organisation and manages the organisation’s data. He suggests changes and improvements in the business infrastructure and ensures its smooth, optimal functioning.
Location – South Australia

  • Minimum Annual Salary – $130,000 AUD
  • Maximum Annual Salary – $160,000 AUD

Test Manager – Development
He oversees the planning and implementation of the test efforts for a software or application and takes notes of any changes required. He is responsible for documenting the test effort and ensuring that all possible scenarios imaginable have been considered to reduce chances of any defective functioning of the test object. He reviews and reports the observations and conclusions the enterprise.
Location – Victoria

  • Minimum Annual Salary – $120,000 AUD
  • Maximum Annual Salary – $150,000 AUD

Computer Operations Manager
A computer operations manager oversees technical duties such as electronic data processing, systems analysis, and computer programming. He oversees the operation of information system equipment and such daily workings of the computer operations department.
Location – South Australia

  • Minimum Annual Salary – $120,000 AUD
  • Maximum Annual Salary – $140,000 AUD

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