Dice has released the results of its latest salary survey, which show that IT professionals with experience in HANA, Cassandra, and Cloudera enjoy the highest tech salaries in the United States.
The 2015 Dice Salary Survey saw 16,301 employed technology professionals responding between October and November 2015.
Cloud and big data accounted for most high-paying jobs. “As has been the case for several years,” said Dice.
Newcomers such as HANA, OpenStack, CloudStack, and Puppet made the top 10 list for the first time.
“As more businesses look to build out their tech infrastructures, employers need solutions to securely store, manage, and process large sets of data,” said Dice.
The list below of high-paying skills was provided by Dice, based on average annual salaries in the United States.
HANA (Databases) – $154,749
SAP HANA is an application server that includes an in-memory, column-oriented, relational database management system. SAP HANA was previously called “SAP High-Performance Analytic Appliance”.
Cassandra (Databases) – $147,811
Apache Cassandra is an open-source distributed database management system designed to handle large amounts of data across commodity servers.
Cloudera (Cloud) – $142,835
Cloudera is an American-based software company that provides Apache Hadoop-based software, support and services, and training to business customers.
Cloudera’s Apache Hadoop distribution targets enterprise-class deployments of that technology.
PaaS (Cloud) – $140,894
Platform as a service (PaaS) is a category of cloud computing services that provides a platform for customers to develop, run, and manage web applications without the complexity of building and maintaining the infrastructure.
OpenStack (Cloud) – $138,579
OpenStack is an open-source software platform for cloud computing, mostly deployed as an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).
The software platform consists of interrelated components that control hardware pools of processing, storage, and networking resources throughout a data centre.
CloudStack (Cloud) – $138,095
CloudStack is open-source cloud computing software for creating, managing, and deploying infrastructure cloud services. It uses existing hypervisors such as KVM, VMware vSphere, and XenServer/XCP for virtualization.
Chef (Programming Language) – $136,850
Chef is a stack-oriented programming language designed to make programs look like cooking recipes.
Programs consist of a title, a list of variables and their data values, and a list of stack manipulation instructions.
Pig (Big Data) – $132,850
Apache Pig is a platform for analyzing large data sets that consist of a high-level language for expressing data analysis programs, coupled with infrastructure for evaluating these programs.
MapReduce (Big Data) – $131,563
MapReduce is a programming model and an associated implementation for processing and generating large data sets with a parallel, distributed algorithm on a cluster.
Conceptually-similar approaches have been well known since 1995, with the Message Passing Interface standard having reduce and scatter operations.
Puppet (Programming Language) – $131,121
Puppet is designed to manage the configuration of Unix-like and Microsoft Windows systems declaratively.
The user describes system resources and their state, either using Puppet’s declarative language or a Ruby DSL (domain-specific language). This information is stored in files called “Puppet manifests”.