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Highest Payed IT Career

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by vivek_master146, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. vivek_master146

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    Which is the highest payed IT career ?

    I know it depends on country but i am talking in general.

    I have heard that CISCO's CCIE is highest payed IT job.

    What about .NET Programmers ?
     
  2. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Erm, well it's paid and not payed.

    But moving along...

    The best way to check current IT professional's average salaries is through IT Jobs Watch - Link

    You can specify area, expertise etc etc.

    Just remember - work for enjoyment, not for money :p

    Qs
     
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  4. BosonMichael
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    Don't worry about what's the highest paid... do whatever in IT you truly *enjoy* doing. If you enjoy doing what you do, and you're good at it, you will do well.
     
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  5. craigie

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    My mate Dave earns the most money in IT..
     
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    I would think that there are many really high paying IT jobs. It all comes down to really specialized, stressful, big companies, huge IT environments, etc... This could be anything from programming to network administration to exchange specialization, etc...

    Thing is though you need to have many many years of experience and know what you're doing.
     
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  8. Sparky
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    I know a guy who is CCIE and great at .NET stuff and he is on £100k, he is also MCSE but does Linux support in his spare time as well as supporting a full VMware network. On his weekends he does support for an IBM mainframe and then works in PC world on Sunday selling PCs.

    His name is Dave.....



    P.S Silly question = silly answer 8)
     
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    Dave sounds busy :p
    I agree with the above post, money is great, but it's not a substitute for happiness!
     
  10. craigie

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    You know my mate Dave as well then..

    He is a nice chap, but could do with a shave the hairy bugger!
     
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  11. Qs

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    You can't hide behind aliases you know craigie :p
     
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    My mate Sid got paid £200k last year for flicking a switch :wink:
     
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    The guy that used to live next to me was on £125k+ a year for running the network for a newspaper group.
    But he did do 16 hour days, hardly saw his family & was on call most weekends.
    Gave it all up to move to New Zealand & enjoy his life more!!

    Earning ££££ does not = happiness!!!
     
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    All areas can pay highly (except perhaps helpdesk/support). You just have to be really good at what you do and build up the right contacts and take grab of the right opportunities at the right time :)
     
  15. michael78

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    I think it's a fair question but to be honest if your at the top of your game then rewards will come in whatever field you are in (within reason). Better salary usually comes with time and experience and it's rare that most people in IT jump straight into a job that pays really well. Look at trends in IT if you want to see where to start but the warning given to me is that niche jobs might pay well but will be hard to come by jobs so stick to getting a good all round knowledge base and then take it from there.
     
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  16. vivek_master146

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    I agree with you all. I want to be in the IT world because i love computers. I love programming, solving PC prob. of my firends, relatives(troubleshooting) and i also do basic web designing and SEO work. My aim is to become Window application and web application developer.

    Many people say that stick to one thing. Be the king not the jack of all.

    I agree with it but it does not mean that if i got a job in programming then i should left all other hobbies(SEO,web designing,troubleshooting). I have seen people who works as VB and VB.NET developer also design websites in weekends. He gives advertisemtents in newspaper for web design.

    I love to gain more and more knowledge about How Window OS works, solving virus problems and SEO tricks.

    Salary is not an issue, main thing is my passion.
     
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    People call me PC expert not because of my programming skill but because i have solved many PC problems, fixed errors due to virus etc etc.

    BTS, IS COMPTIA A+ the best course for troubleshooting hardware and OS both ?

    Does MCDST gives good knowledge about Windows XP like functions of each processes running, dll files, paging files, system files etc. etc. ?
     
  18. michael78

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    Both the A+ and MCDST give a good basic understanding of hardware and software (MCDST based on Microsoft XP and A+ isn't vendor specific). It really depends on what area you want to go into to where you start and what certs you aim for. I would agree in that sticking to one path to start with is a good idea. Be good in one area rather than average in several. In time you can always change direction or expand into other areas given a chance.

    What I would do is see what your most interested in and map out a study path for yourself and then go for it. People on here will always be willing to give advise and help you out :biggrin
     
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  19. greenbrucelee
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    yes the A+ and MCDST will help with your hardware and software troubleshooting skills, they wont do much good for programming though:p

    BTW I earn the most in IT :)
     
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  20. vivek_master146

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    But many people have programming as well as troubleshooting skills. Software engineer is expected to have good understanding of OS, solving virus problems. Am I Right ?
     

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