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Top Tech Jobs for 2011: Mobile Developers, Web Designers ...

Drum roll, please … and make that a computerized drum roll. Technology jobs  — such as mobile developers, web designers and software engineers — will be the “It” positions in 2011, a new report predicts, because the field offers the most openings, career-growth opportunities and highest salaries.

Marketing, health care and finance industries also will provide job seekers with many openings and lofty compensation, according to recruiting firm CyberCoders, which analyzed hiring statistics and 12,000 job listings to make its predictions.

[Related: 2011 Employment Outlook: More Hiring, Raises]

Matt Miller, the firm’s chief of technology, said companies want to hire more tech-related employees , in part, to revamp their business systems.

“Automating business systems often results in an increased need for software engineers and technical specialty positions, especially among startups,” Miller told BusinessNewsDaily in a statement.

CyberCoders lists these 10 jobs as the highest-paying tech positions of 2010 and predicts candidates who can fill these roles will be in high demand in 2011:

  • Product manager: $106,000 average annual salary
  • Information-technology manager: $94,000
  • Systems engineer: $87,000
  • Database administrator: $85,000
  • Software engineer: $82,000
  • Mobile developer: $81,000
  • Quality-assurance engineer: $80,000
  • Network engineer: $77,000
  • Systems administrator: $67,000
  • Web designer: $53,000

“If the technical candidate has the right background they are in a great position. The demand to hire is high and the supply is low, meaning it is a candidate’s market,” Miller said.

Examples of average salaries in the marketing, health care and finance industries include $74,000 for a business analyst and $60,000 for account executives and physical therapists.

Reach BusinessNewsDaily staff writer Brian Anthony Hernandez at Bhernandez@TechMediaNetwork.com. Follow him on Twitter (@BAHjournalist) and become his friend on Facebook (BAH Journalist) to stay updated on news about small businesses, technology, social media, consumer trends and workplace behavior.