The pandemic shocked the world when the economy took a nosedive and unemployment soared. With millions of jobs lost, many still feel its effect today. However, despite the unexpected, average IT salaries in the U.S. increased 3.6 percent between 2019 and 2020, reaching an average of $97,859.
As organizations transformed to a fully remote landscape, the need for specialized technical skills accelerated. Employers also needed to maintain minimal cybersecurity risks with low-cost and high performance. Therefore, researchers indicate a 2021 salary increase forecast for those in the tech industry. Here are six of the fastest growing IT salaries in 2021.