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Top 10 Highest-Paid IT Skills In 2023: Redis, Chef, Golang

Mark Haranas

Here are the 10 highest-paying IT skills—from Chef and Redis to containers and Kubernetes—reaping the highest annual salaries in 2023, according to the new Dice Tech Salary Report.

Tech professionals with IT skills around Redis, Chef, Go, Kubernetes and containers are generating some of the highest technology salaries in America.

Businesses are paying employees with these in-demand IT skill sets an average annual salary of over $140,000 in today’s market, according to a new report by Dice.

“Corporate and government strategies hinge increasingly on data analytics, particularly massive data sets, which is driving salary growth in those areas,” said Dice in its new 2023 Dice Tech Salary Report unveiled on Tuesday.

[Related: 10 Most In-Demand IT Skills For Freelance Jobs In 2023]

“Organizations should prepare to pay quite a bit for tech professionals who have mastered some key data, cloud and virtualization abilities, including MapReduce, Elasticsearch, Apache Kafka and Teradata, all of which dominate this year’s list of most lucrative skills,” Dice said.

Top Paying Tech Skills In 2023

Dice is a database for technology professionals, managing over 9 million profiles in the United States. The platform helps tech employees manage their careers and employers connect with highly skilled IT talent. For Dice’s new 2023 tech jobs and salary report, the company surveyed more than 7,000 respondents who are currently employed inside the US.

Overall, the average tech salary continues to increase with an average salary of $111,348 in 2022, up 2.3 percent compared to 2021.

Some of the highest tech salaries today originate from data-related IT skills such as Elasticsearch, Apache Kafka, Teradata and Redis—all of which pull a salary of over $140,000.

These in-demand tech employees are worth the salary considering how important areas like data management and security have become to the success of most organizations.

“Many tech professionals have mastered a ‘toolkit’ of these languages and skills, putting them in a position to craft the cloud infrastructure and applications that organizations everywhere need to maintain, grow and rapidly adjust to new circumstances,” said Dice.

Here are the top 10 paying IT skillsets in 2023 that companies are clamoring for.


Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at

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