6. Information Technology Architect
IT architects primarily design and maintain computer networks for the companies and organisations they work for. These professionals are in high demand.
IT architects have the highest paying jobs in the IT industry, with starting salaries averaging $112,000 (£59,513) a year. With experience, they make $125,000 (£66,421) and have the potential to earn as much as $160,000 (£85,019).