Salaries for Jobs in Information and Digital Technology

ProgramPotential job titlesEntry-level4-5 years10 yearsStar rating
Advertising & Graphic DesignGraphic designer, desktop publisher, pre-press technician$25,293$48,131$72,9872
Business AnalyticsStatistician, database architect, operations research analyst$68,120$103,064$166,2755
Cloud InfrastructureComputer programmer/developer, cybersecurity, IT support specialist$74,152$104,000$129,7714
CompTIA Certified Cybersecurity CySA+Information security analyst, cybersecurity analyst, software developer$74,152$104,000$129,7715
Computer Programming and DevelopmentSoftware developer, computer systems engineer, computer programmer$74,152$104,000$129,7714
CybersecurityClinical data manager, information security analyst, computer network architect$74,152$104,000$129,7714
Data AnalyticsData analyst, business analyst, business intelligence analyst$68,120$103,064$166,2755
Data Science and Programming Support ServicesWeb administrator, computer systems analyst, software quality assurance analyst/tester$74,152$104,000$129,7715
IT Service and SupportWeb administrator, computer systems engineer, computer systems analyst$74,152$104,000$129,7715
IT Support CompTIA A+Help desk technician, field service technician, IT support specialist$74,152$104,000$129,7714
Network ManagementComputer network architect, IT project manager, network/computer system administrator$74,152$104,000$129,7714
NetworkingNetwork technician, network support specialist, systems support specialist$74,152$104,000$129,7714
Programming with HTML5, CSS and JavaScriptWeb developer, webmaster, web administrator$74,152$104,000$129,7715
Simulation and Game Development: Art and ModelingSoftware developer, video game designer, graphic designer$78,707$121,784$130,6244
Simulation and Game Development: ProgrammingVideo game designer, graphic designer, cloud infrastructure$78,707$121,784$130,6244
System AdministrationSystem developer, system administrator, cloud engineer$74,152$104,000$129,7714
Web and UX DesignWeb developer, graphic designer, special effects artist$74,152$104,000$129,7714
Web DeveloperWeb developer, web administrator, database administrator$74,152$104,000$129,7715

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Lightcast is an Idaho-based labor market data analysis firm that aims to help communities understand the economic value of higher education and help colleges maximize the value of their education.

Lightcast projects salaries for entry-level positions, as well as after four to five years and after 10 years in specific careers. Various data, including quarterly wage and salary information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and proprietary internal projections, is used to make the projections. The company's data helps identify skill gaps that keep job seekers and employers apart and tools to bridge that gap.

Star ratings are assigned by, a partnership of state-level experts in public education, higher education, workforce development, college financing and labor market economics. The ratings are based on wages, projected growth rate and projected job openings. Occupations are rated from one to five stars, and those with more stars are considered to have better career prospects.