Hottest jobs, cities and industries for IT pay in 2016

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Computerworld's 2016 IT Salary Survey shows continued strong gains for IT pros. More than 70% of the 3,301 respondents reported a pay raise this year, marking the sixth year in a row that figure has risen since hitting a low of 41% in 2010. Likewise, only 3% reported a pay cut for 2016, down from a high of 14% in 2009.

Even better, the average increase in total compensation (including salary and bonus) was 3.9%, the highest year-over-year bump our results have shown in the past 15 years.

But tech workers with the right roles who work in the right industries located in the right metro regions reported even stronger gains in pay. Following are the 10 job titles, cities and industries that saw the highest percentage increases in total compensation this year according to our survey results.

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