Highest Paying IT Jobs In Chicago, IL

Highest Paying IT Jobs In Chicago, IL

As we shift into 2021, the tech sector remains one of the most prominent fields for opportunity, specifically in the Chicago region. LinkedIn's recently published ‘Jobs on the Rise’ report displayed a 73% year-over-year spike in technology hiring with over 40,000 jobs open in the field. 

Although it is suggested that people are leaving crowded cities due to the impact of 2020, it is still shown Chicago is a top city for tech hiring. In fact, Glassdoor reported that there was a 146% year-over-year increase in open tech roles posted and over 6,100+ technology companies across all industries. 

Motion Recruitment has gathered a summary of this data to put together our 2021 Tech Salary Guide, showing how and where the market is aligned. See where your experience and tech sector line up going into 2021. To read more about these high demand roles and salary ranges, read below:


Software Developer Salaries

Software Developers took the title as the 1st Best Technology job and 2nd Best Job Overall on U.S. News' Top 100 Best Jobs of 2021. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the demand for Software Developers to grow 21.5% between 2019 to 2029- creating 316,000 new jobs. 

.Net Architect

Salary Range: $141,000-$144,791

Java Architect

Salary Range: $136,300-$169,200

Golang Developer

Salary Range: $129,511-$163,194

Security Salaries

If 2020 taught us anything about tech, it's that Cybersecurity is here to stay with a 70% YoY growth in demand. With the average data breach costing US companies 8.64M dollars, this increased demand comes as no surprise.

Security Architect Salaries

Salary Range: $145,700-$202,100

DevSecOps Engineer Salaries

Salary Range: $141,470-$184,475

Information Security Engineer Salaries

Salary Range: $137,867-$167,633

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Infrastructure Salaries

Infrastructure is another technology sector that has seen continual growth year-over-year with a 30% increase in demand and 14% increase in salaries from 2020 to 2021. 

Site Reliability Engineer

Salary Range: $127,470-$157,892

DevOps Architect Salaries

Salary Range: $139,120-$169,200

Kubernetes Engineer

Salary Range: $130,660-$171,080

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Data Salaries

LinkedIn's 2020 Emerging Jobs Report ranked data engineers as number #8, with Chicago being a key city for hiring in this tech sector. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 30.9% employment growth for data scientists between 2019 and 2029. In that period, an estimated 10,300 jobs should open up.

Data Engineer Salaries

Salary Range: $121,503-$156,461

NLP Engineer Salaries

Salary Range: $159,800-$188,000

Machine Learning Engineer Salaries

Salary Range: $144,760-$175,310

Motion Recruitment has witnessed firsthand the resilience and innovation of the Chicago tech market. Our Tech Salary Guide is here to provide the insights you need to continue growing your career in 2021. Download your free copy here or below. 


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