A recent survey conducted by the IT employment experts at Dice found that in 2011, IT wages increased by a little over 2 percent. However, that tepid growth wasn't ironclad for everyone. Professionals with 11 years or more experience were able to get bigger raises and Dice found that knowledge and proficiency in the following eight technologies garnered six-figure incomes and higher-than average growth last year. According to Alice Hill, managing director of Dice.com, there are a number of factors that have pushed up demand for these skills. "This looks like a push towards enterprise java - with WebSphere, JBoss and WebLogic showing outsized gains," Hill says. "Not to mention, a continuation of the trends we've seen toward tech professionals helping their companies gain more insight into their cost structures, customer behavior and emerging trends. If tech professionals spark companies to win by harnessing their data, that's when the tech department is no longer seen as a cost center, but a strategic partner in meeting companies' goals." Here's a look at the eight skills that will most likely provide job seekers with a six figure income.
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