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2015 Houston IT Client Salary Survey






The Houston IT Salary Survey is an annual survey conducted by the president of JDA Professional Services, Inc., James Del Monte. The salaries in this survey are based on current average earnings at the time of publishing. This survey is an effective tool for guiding IT salaries year round. However, when using it to evaluate your own salary, you must take into consideration total compensation which has several variables. Some considerations that impact base salaries are bonuses, location, cost of insurance and other non cash incentives.





To speak to James Del Monte about JDA’s services please call 713.548.5444 or email him at jdel (at) jdapsi (dot) com



Have we reached the top of the cycle?

"Prices for commodities and hiring move in cycles; they have ups and downs. We see a temporary slump
in hiring based on oil prices but the basic fundamentals and benefits from innovative systems have not
changed," James Del Monte, President, JDA Professional Services

The last seven years have seen tremendous growth within the Houston employment market, which leads the nation in job growth. Unemployment rates across all fields have been consistently lower than national averages and in spaces such as IT and engineering, unemployment rates have been in the 1-2 percent range. . .

To read more, please download the 2015 Salary Survey (PDF).


Title Salary Hourly Bill Rate
Low Avg. High Low Avg. High
Management
CIO - Large Company  1 7 10 11  $ 182 K $ 259 K $ 375 K $ 172 $ 245 $ 354
CIO - Large Company  1 7 10 11  $ 182 K $ 259 K $ 375 K $ 172 $ 245 $ 354
CIO - Mid-Size/Large Company  2 7 10 11  $ 169 K $ 194 K $ 312 K $ 160 $ 183 $ 295
CIO - Mid-Size/Large Company  2 7 10 11  $ 169 K $ 194 K $ 312 K $ 160 $ 183 $ 295
CIO - Mid-Size Company  3 7 10 11  $ 145 K $ 177 K $ 313 K $ 137 $ 167 $ 296
CIO - Mid-Size Company  3 7 10 11  $ 145 K $ 177 K $ 313 K $ 137 $ 167 $ 296
CIO - Small Company  4 7 10 11  $ 120 K $ 157 K $ 243 K $ 113 $ 148 $ 230
CIO - Small Company  4 7 10 11  $ 120 K $ 157 K $ 243 K $ 113 $ 148 $ 230
CTO  1 10  $ 136 K $ 178 K $ 212 K $ 128 $ 168 $ 200
CTO  1 10  $ 136 K $ 178 K $ 212 K $ 128 $ 168 $ 200
IT Director - Large Company  1 7 10 11  $ 130 K $ 164 K $ 253 K $ 123 $ 155 $ 239
IT Director - Large Company  1 7 10 11  $ 130 K $ 164 K $ 253 K $ 123 $ 155 $ 239
IT Director - Mid-Size Company  2 3 7 10 11  $ 121 K $ 162 K $ 213 K $ 114 $ 153 $ 201
IT Director - Mid-Size Company  2 3 7 10 11  $ 121 K $ 162 K $ 213 K $ 114 $ 153 $ 201
IT Director - Small Company  4 7 10 11  $ 88 K $ 121 K $ 161 K $ 83 $ 114 $ 152
IT Director - Small Company  4 7 10 11  $ 88 K $ 121 K $ 161 K $ 83 $ 114 $ 152
CISO - Chief Information Security Officer $ 138 K $ 169 K $ 193 K $ 130 $ 160 $ 182
CISO - Chief Information Security Officer $ 138 K $ 169 K $ 193 K $ 130 $ 160 $ 182
Security Manager/Director $ 110 K $ 131 K $ 156 K $ 104 $ 124 $ 147
Security Manager/Director $ 110 K $ 131 K $ 156 K $ 104 $ 124 $ 147
Audit Director  8  $ 118 K $ 136 K $ 180 K $ 111 $ 128 $ 170
Audit Director  8  $ 118 K $ 136 K $ 180 K $ 111 $ 128 $ 170
IT Audit Manager  8  $ 120 K $ 144 K $ 167 K $ 113 $ 136 $ 158
IT Audit Manager  8  $ 120 K $ 144 K $ 167 K $ 113 $ 136 $ 158
Business Applications Manager - Large Company  1 11  $ 140 K $ 167 K $ 191 K $ 132 $ 158 $ 180
Business Applications Manager - Large Company  1 11  $ 140 K $ 167 K $ 191 K $ 132 $ 158 $ 180
Business Applications Manager - Mid-size Company  2 3 11  $ 129 K $ 141 K $ 168 K $ 122 $ 133 $ 159
Business Applications Manager - Mid-size Company  2 3 11  $ 129 K $ 141 K $ 168 K $ 122 $ 133 $ 159
Data Center Manager  1 11  $ 115 K $ 132 K $ 158 K $ 109 $ 125 $ 149
Data Center Manager  1 11  $ 115 K $ 132 K $ 158 K $ 109 $ 125 $ 149
Infrastructure Manager - Large Company  1 11  $ 135 K $ 158 K $ 187 K $ 128 $ 149 $ 177
Infrastructure Manager - Large Company  1 11  $ 135 K $ 158 K $ 187 K $ 128 $ 149 $ 177
Infrastructure Manager - Mid-Size Company  2 3 11  $ 110 K $ 142 K $ 166 K $ 104 $ 134 $ 157
Infrastructure Manager - Mid-Size Company  2 3 11  $ 110 K $ 142 K $ 166 K $ 104 $ 134 $ 157
Service Desk Manager - ITIL  11  $ 100 K $ 123 K $ 143 K $ 94 $ 116 $ 135
Service Desk Manager - ITIL  11  $ 100 K $ 123 K $ 143 K $ 94 $ 116 $ 135
Help Desk Manager  11  $ 78 K $ 98 K $ 124 K $ 74 $ 93 $ 117
Help Desk Manager  11  $ 78 K $ 98 K $ 124 K $ 74 $ 93 $ 117
PMO Manager - with PMP  1 2 3 11  $ 120 K $ 134 K $ 161 K $ 113 $ 127 $ 152
PMO Manager - with PMP  1 2 3 11  $ 120 K $ 134 K $ 161 K $ 113 $ 127 $ 152
Project Manager - with PMP  1 2 3 11  $ 90 K $ 121 K $ 146 K $ 85 $ 114 $ 138
Project Manager - with PMP  1 2 3 11  $ 90 K $ 121 K $ 146 K $ 85 $ 114 $ 138
Security and Audit
Security Architect/Engineer  5  $ 85 K $ 121 K $ 146 K $ 80 $ 114 $ 138
Security Architect/Engineer  5  $ 85 K $ 121 K $ 146 K $ 80 $ 114 $ 138
Security Administrator  5  $ 60 K $ 91 K $ 112 K $ 57 $ 86 $ 106
Security Administrator  5  $ 60 K $ 91 K $ 112 K $ 57 $ 86 $ 106
Internal Auditor $ 62 K $ 81 K $ 119 K $ 59 $ 76 $ 112
Internal Auditor $ 62 K $ 81 K $ 119 K $ 59 $ 76 $ 112
IT/IS Auditor To Lead $ 78 K $ 101 K $ 132 K $ 74 $ 95 $ 125
IT/IS Auditor To Lead $ 78 K $ 101 K $ 132 K $ 74 $ 95 $ 125
Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Data Warehousing
Senior Data Warehousing Specialist B/I  5  $ 106 K $ 128 K $ 144 K $ 100 $ 121 $ 136
Senior Data Warehousing Specialist B/I  5  $ 106 K $ 128 K $ 144 K $ 100 $ 121 $ 136
Data Warehousing Specialist  5  $ 80 K $ 116 K $ 128 K $ 76 $ 110 $ 121
Data Warehousing Specialist  5  $ 80 K $ 116 K $ 128 K $ 76 $ 110 $ 121
ETL Developer $ 94 K $ 110 K $ 138 K $ 89 $ 104 $ 130
ETL Developer $ 94 K $ 110 K $ 138 K $ 89 $ 104 $ 130
DBA - Senior  11  $ 102 K $ 129 K $ 146 K $ 96 $ 122 $ 138
DBA - Senior  11  $ 102 K $ 129 K $ 146 K $ 96 $ 122 $ 138
DBA - Junior  11  $ 78 K $ 93 K $ 104 K $ 74 $ 88 $ 98
DBA - Junior  11  $ 78 K $ 93 K $ 104 K $ 74 $ 88 $ 98
Oracle Developer - PL/SQL Database Focused $ 94 K $ 108 K $ 134 K $ 89 $ 102 $ 127
Oracle Developer - PL/SQL Database Focused $ 94 K $ 108 K $ 134 K $ 89 $ 102 $ 127
Data Analyst $ 79 K $ 104 K $ 122 K $ 75 $ 98 $ 115
Data Analyst $ 79 K $ 104 K $ 122 K $ 75 $ 98 $ 115
Report Writer $ 60 K $ 78 K $ 95 K $ 57 $ 74 $ 90
Report Writer $ 60 K $ 78 K $ 95 K $ 57 $ 74 $ 90
Techno/Functional Analyst $ 86 K $ 108 K $ 134 K $ 81 $ 102 $ 127
Techno/Functional Analyst $ 86 K $ 108 K $ 134 K $ 81 $ 102 $ 127
ERP
Oracle Developer - PL/SQL (4+ years) $ 84 K $ 116 K $ 136 K $ 79 $ 110 $ 128
Oracle Developer - PL/SQL (4+ years) $ 84 K $ 116 K $ 136 K $ 79 $ 110 $ 128
Oracle - Techno/Functional Analyst  11  $ 105 K $ 125 K $ 145 K $ 99 $ 118 $ 137
Oracle - Techno/Functional Analyst  11  $ 105 K $ 125 K $ 145 K $ 99 $ 118 $ 137
Oracle - SME - Functional Analyst  11  $ 93 K $ 121 K $ 142 K $ 88 $ 114 $ 134
Oracle - SME - Functional Analyst  11  $ 93 K $ 121 K $ 142 K $ 88 $ 114 $ 134
PeopleSoft Developer - PeopleTools  11  $ 76 K $ 98 K $ 118 K $ 72 $ 93 $ 111
PeopleSoft Developer - PeopleTools  11  $ 76 K $ 98 K $ 118 K $ 72 $ 93 $ 111
PeopleSoft - SME - Functional Analyst  11  $ 94 K $ 109 K $ 139 K $ 89 $ 103 $ 131
PeopleSoft - SME - Functional Analyst  11  $ 94 K $ 109 K $ 139 K $ 89 $ 103 $ 131
SAP - Developer ABAP  11  $ 93 K $ 117 K $ 132 K $ 88 $ 110 $ 125
SAP - Developer ABAP  11  $ 93 K $ 117 K $ 132 K $ 88 $ 110 $ 125
SAP - Techno/Functional Analyst  11  $ 107 K $ 126 K $ 154 K $ 101 $ 119 $ 145
SAP - Techno/Functional Analyst  11  $ 107 K $ 126 K $ 154 K $ 101 $ 119 $ 145
SAP - SME - Functional Analyst  11  $ 95 K $ 121 K $ 152 K $ 90 $ 114 $ 144
SAP - SME - Functional Analyst  11  $ 95 K $ 121 K $ 152 K $ 90 $ 114 $ 144
ERP Administrator  5  $ 75 K $ 94 K $ 114 K $ 71 $ 89 $ 108
ERP Administrator  5  $ 75 K $ 94 K $ 114 K $ 71 $ 89 $ 108
Web Development
Developer - PHP, ASP, Flash, HTML $ 57 K $ 74 K $ 96 K $ 54 $ 70 $ 91
Developer - PHP, ASP, Flash, HTML $ 57 K $ 74 K $ 96 K $ 54 $ 70 $ 91
Graphics/Web Designer - Adobe Photoshop $ 44 K $ 59 K $ 76 K $ 42 $ 56 $ 72
Graphics/Web Designer - Adobe Photoshop $ 44 K $ 59 K $ 76 K $ 42 $ 56 $ 72
Interactive Marketing / Search Engine Optimization / Social Media $ 66 K $ 91 K $ 127 K $ 62 $ 86 $ 120
Interactive Marketing / Search Engine Optimization / Social Media $ 66 K $ 91 K $ 127 K $ 62 $ 86 $ 120
Applications
Project/Team Lead - Applications  1 2 3 11  $ 94 K $ 123 K $ 151 K $ 89 $ 116 $ 143
Project/Team Lead - Applications  1 2 3 11  $ 94 K $ 123 K $ 151 K $ 89 $ 116 $ 143
Enterprise/Applications Architect $ 100 K $ 133 K $ 157 K $ 94 $ 126 $ 148
Enterprise/Applications Architect $ 100 K $ 133 K $ 157 K $ 94 $ 126 $ 148
Senior Developer/Team Lead  5  $ 99 K $ 134 K $ 143 K $ 94 $ 127 $ 135
Senior Developer/Team Lead  5  $ 99 K $ 134 K $ 143 K $ 94 $ 127 $ 135
Systems/Business Analyst  11  $ 80 K $ 113 K $ 134 K $ 76 $ 107 $ 127
Systems/Business Analyst  11  $ 80 K $ 113 K $ 134 K $ 76 $ 107 $ 127
SharePoint Developer (4 - 10 years) $ 97 K $ 131 K $ 149 K $ 92 $ 124 $ 141
SharePoint Developer (4 - 10 years) $ 97 K $ 131 K $ 149 K $ 92 $ 124 $ 141
Developer - .NET (4 - 10 years)  5  $ 86 K $ 116 K $ 137 K $ 81 $ 110 $ 129
Developer - .NET (4 - 10 years)  5  $ 86 K $ 116 K $ 137 K $ 81 $ 110 $ 129
Developer - JAVA (4 - 10 years)  5  $ 78 K $ 100 K $ 129 K $ 74 $ 94 $ 122
Developer - JAVA (4 - 10 years)  5  $ 78 K $ 100 K $ 129 K $ 74 $ 94 $ 122
Developer - C++ $ 78 K $ 108 K $ 126 K $ 74 $ 102 $ 119
Developer - C++ $ 78 K $ 108 K $ 126 K $ 74 $ 102 $ 119
Developer - Client Server (3+ years) $ 68 K $ 89 K $ 117 K $ 64 $ 84 $ 110
Developer - Client Server (3+ years) $ 68 K $ 89 K $ 117 K $ 64 $ 84 $ 110
Junior Developer (1 - 4 years)  5  $ 57 K $ 80 K $ 101 K $ 54 $ 76 $ 95
Junior Developer (1 - 4 years)  5  $ 57 K $ 80 K $ 101 K $ 54 $ 76 $ 95
Quality Assurance - Applications Testing $ 58 K $ 79 K $ 107 K $ 55 $ 75 $ 101
Quality Assurance - Applications Testing $ 58 K $ 79 K $ 107 K $ 55 $ 75 $ 101
Quality Assurance – Team Lead/Manager $ 96 K $ 118 K $ 143 K $ 91 $ 111 $ 135
Quality Assurance – Team Lead/Manager $ 96 K $ 118 K $ 143 K $ 91 $ 111 $ 135
Entry Level Applications - 4-Year Degree $ 47 K $ 58 K $ 83 K $ 44 $ 55 $ 78
Entry Level Applications - 4-Year Degree $ 47 K $ 58 K $ 83 K $ 44 $ 55 $ 78
Entry Level Applications - 2-Year Degree $ 33 K $ 41 K $ 48 K $ 31 $ 39 $ 45
Entry Level Applications - 2-Year Degree $ 33 K $ 41 K $ 48 K $ 31 $ 39 $ 45
Miscellaneous
Technical Writer $ 57 K $ 68 K $ 94 K $ 54 $ 64 $ 89
Technical Writer $ 57 K $ 68 K $ 94 K $ 54 $ 64 $ 89
Training $ 60 K $ 76 K $ 100 K $ 57 $ 72 $ 94
Training $ 60 K $ 76 K $ 100 K $ 57 $ 72 $ 94
Infrastructure
Infrastructure Project Manager  1 2 3 11  $ 95 K $ 105 K $ 143 K $ 90 $ 99 $ 135
Infrastructure Project Manager  1 2 3 11  $ 95 K $ 105 K $ 143 K $ 90 $ 99 $ 135
Communications Architect - CCIE  1 2 3  $ 102 K $ 125 K $ 149 K $ 96 $ 118 $ 141
Communications Architect - CCIE  1 2 3  $ 102 K $ 125 K $ 149 K $ 96 $ 118 $ 141
Systems Network Engineer (10+ years) $ 90 K $ 111 K $ 138 K $ 85 $ 105 $ 130
Systems Network Engineer (10+ years) $ 90 K $ 111 K $ 138 K $ 85 $ 105 $ 130
Communications - VoIP $ 76 K $ 101 K $ 125 K $ 72 $ 95 $ 118
Communications - VoIP $ 76 K $ 101 K $ 125 K $ 72 $ 95 $ 118
UNIX/Linux Administrator $ 62 K $ 97 K $ 120 K $ 59 $ 92 $ 113
UNIX/Linux Administrator $ 62 K $ 97 K $ 120 K $ 59 $ 92 $ 113
UNIX/Linux System Engineer  1 2 3  $ 80 K $ 110 K $ 139 K $ 76 $ 104 $ 131
UNIX/Linux System Engineer  1 2 3  $ 80 K $ 110 K $ 139 K $ 76 $ 104 $ 131
2nd Level LAN Administrator (7+ years) $ 71 K $ 92 K $ 118 K $ 67 $ 87 $ 111
2nd Level LAN Administrator (7+ years) $ 71 K $ 92 K $ 118 K $ 67 $ 87 $ 111
1st Level LAN Administrator (2+ years) $ 55 K $ 74 K $ 86 K $ 52 $ 70 $ 81
1st Level LAN Administrator (2+ years) $ 55 K $ 74 K $ 86 K $ 52 $ 70 $ 81
Entry Level Infrastructure - 4-Year Degree $ 48 K $ 58 K $ 76 K $ 45 $ 55 $ 72
Entry Level Infrastructure - 4-Year Degree $ 48 K $ 58 K $ 76 K $ 45 $ 55 $ 72
Entry Level Infrastructure - 2-Year Degree $ 29 K $ 38 K $ 45 K $ 27 $ 36 $ 42
Entry Level Infrastructure - 2-Year Degree $ 29 K $ 38 K $ 45 K $ 27 $ 36 $ 42
Service Desk / Help Desk / Desktop
Help Desk - Level III Service Desk (7+ years) $ 78 K $ 96 K $ 117 K $ 74 $ 91 $ 110
Help Desk - Level III Service Desk (7+ years) $ 78 K $ 96 K $ 117 K $ 74 $ 91 $ 110
Help Desk - Level II Service Desk (5 - 10 years)  11  $ 62 K $ 79 K $ 91 K $ 59 $ 75 $ 86
Help Desk - Level II Service Desk (5 - 10 years)  11  $ 62 K $ 79 K $ 91 K $ 59 $ 75 $ 86
Help Desk - Level I Support (0 - 10 years)  11  $ 38 K $ 54 K $ 65 K $ 36 $ 51 $ 61
Help Desk - Level I Support (0 - 10 years)  11  $ 38 K $ 54 K $ 65 K $ 36 $ 51 $ 61
Software Support (2+ years)  11  $ 46 K $ 67 K $ 88 K $ 43 $ 63 $ 83
Software Support (2+ years)  11  $ 46 K $ 67 K $ 88 K $ 43 $ 63 $ 83
Hardware Technician (1 - 5 years)  11  $ 35 K $ 48 K $ 71 K $ 33 $ 45 $ 67
Hardware Technician (1 - 5 years)  11  $ 35 K $ 48 K $ 71 K $ 33 $ 45 $ 67

Assumptions
Default:
  • Rates apply to greater Houston metropolitan area.
  • Candidate has 4-year degree unless otherwise noted.
  • Contract term is greater than 6 months.
  • Outliers are eliminated in compiling the survey.
  • A more detailed survey is available for executive compensation at www.jdapsi.com.

    Specific:
    1. Large company is defined as greater than 100+ IT employees.
    2. Mid-Size/large company is defined as 50-100 IT employees.
    3. Mid-Size company is defined as 10-49 IT employees.
    4. Small company is defined as fewer than 10 IT employees.
    5. Indicates hot skill - add 10-15% to salary (ie: security, B/I, mobile, engineering).
    6. Excludes bonuses.
    7. Top IT person.
    8. Limited pool of candidates.
    9. Team member.
    10. Base compensation (Total = base + bonus + benefits).
    11. Current contract market rates could drop up to 50 percent less.

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