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The Highest Paying IT Jobs For 2021: Robert Half

Donna Goodison

While higher unemployment and workforce up-skilling are expanding the IT candidate pool, employers are finding many applicants do not possess the right technical skills and experience or the desired soft skills, according to the staffing company.

No. 15: Lead Applications Developer 

Lead applications developers are in the 15th spot for the highest median starting salary for IT positions at $130,750.

Lead applications developers are responsible for directing development teams in the design, development, coding, testing and debugging of application software for computers and mobile devices, and providing feedback and suggestions for process and product improvement as a technical mentor and adviser.

The position’s qualifications typically include at least three years of experience in technologies such as Visual Basic, .NET, PHP, C#/C++ and Microsoft .NET framework development. They also call for a strong background in applications programming, a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field and several years of proven success as a technical team leader.

 
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