Pat Wellenbach, Associated Press

People typically look to the CEO, CIO, COO and other executive positions for acquiring six-figure salaries. A recent study by Robert Half Technology reveals that this isn't always the case. Following are the top 10 six-figure jobs in Salt Lake City, according to Robert Half Technology. These jobs are listed by the average starting salary range. Listed with each job are three similar jobs recently posted on Glassdoor.

Help desk or desktop support
Gary C. Knapp, Associated Press

Salary Range: $41,250 to $69,250

Midpoint Salary: $58,250

"Candidates for a desktop support analyst position should have extensive experience with desktop hardware, software applications, operating systems and network connectivity," according to Robert Half Technology. "They must be customer service-oriented and proactive in anticipating and resolving problems while maximizing efficient use of computing resources."

Help desk personnel requires similar duties. This position can have three different tiers to the job from entry level to four or more years of experience.

Job Postings on Glassdoor:

Desktop Support Administrator - Exerticity.com

Desktop Support Manager - Focus Services LLC

IT Helpdesk Support Technician - ClearOne Communications

Systems administrator
Joerg Sarbach, Associated Press

Salary Range: $56,250 to $87,500

Midpoint Salary: $58,250

"Systems administrators should possess strong problem-solving, analytical and communication skills in addition to in-depth technical knowledge of the employer's systems hardware and software," according to Robert Half Technology.

Job Postings on Glassdoor:

Senior System Administrator with security clearance - Raytheon

Systems Administrator - ARUP Laboratories

System Administrato Manager - ITT Exells

Data analyst
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Salary Range: $61,000 to $91,000

Midpoint Salary: $76,000

"Strong analytical, quantitative and problem-solving abilities are required for this position, along with thorough knowledge of relational database theory and practice," according to Robert Half Technology.

Job Postings on Glassdoor:

RS- Data Analyst, Excel/Access - Sunrise Systems, INC.

Export Data Analyst - Comdata

Data Analyst/Developer - L-3 Communications

User interface and user experience designers
Ben Margot, Associated Press

Salary Range: $71,750 to $104,000

Midpoint Salary: $87,875

User interface designs systems that help users experience in design and achieving their goals for the company, according to A list apart - for people who make websites. A list apart is a magazine for website designers.

Job Postings on Glassdoor:

User Interface Designers - Tomax Corporation

UI/UX Designer - Global Consulting International

Web design, user interface design - DCM Corp.

Telecommunications manager
David Zalubowski, Associated Press

Salary Range: $76,250 - $103,500

Midpoint Salary: $89,875

"Telecommunications managers should have an extensive background in telecommunications practice, including hands-on experience with associated hardware and software," according to Robert Half Technology. "They should have excellent communication, staff management, problem-solving and organizational abilities."

Job Postings on Glassdoor:

IT Telecommunications Technician - ARUP Laboratories

Telecommunications Engineer - Utah Technology Council

System Administration Manager - ITT Systems

Network engineers
Pat Wellenbach, Associated Press

Salary Range: $75,000-$107,750

Midpoint Salary: $91,375

"Network engineers must be detail-oriented and have in-depth knowledge of networking hardware and software," according to Robert Half Technology.

Job Postings on Glassdoor:

Network Engineer - Galileo Processing

Network Engineer - Boart Longyear

Network Engineer III - Usana Health Sciences

Software engineers (java/ .net)
Michael Brandy, Deseret News

Salary Range: $78,250-$119,500

Midpoint Salary: $98,875

"Candidates for a software engineer position should have broad information systems experience," according to Robert Half Technology. "They should be adept at working in a team environment and possess excellent communication and problem-solving skills."

Job Postings on Glassdoor:

Java Software Development Engineer - PRS, INC

Java/J2EE Software Engineer/architect-web and security applications - Fidelity Investments

Senior Software Engineer, Java Developer - SunGard

Database developer
Mike Groll, Associated Press

Salary Range: $82,000-$119,750

Midpoint Salary: $100,875

"Database developers need a thorough understanding of relational database theory and practice," according to Robert Half Technology. "They must be analytical and adept at problem solving."

Job Postings on Glassdoor:

Sr. Database Developer/Team Lead - Select Portfolio Servicing

Database Developer - Intelliswift Software INC

MTS 1, Database Developer - eBay

Mobile application developers
Dan Goodman, Associated Press

Salary Range: $85,000-$122,500

Midpoint Salary: $103,750

"Mobile applications developers need strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities," said Robert Half Technology. "Employers require previous experience building mobile applications and mobile websites..."

Job Postings on Glassdoor:

IT Mobile Application Developer (National) - CapTech

Android Application Developer - Utah Techology Council

Sr J2EE Engineer - eTeam, Inc.

Business intelligence analyst
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Salary Range: $87,750-$123,500

Midpoint Salary: $105,625

"Candidates for business intelligence analyst positions need a strong background in all aspects of database technology with an emphasis on the use of analytical and reporting tools," according to Robert Half Technology.

Job Postings on Glassdoor:

Business Intelligence Analyst - Zions Bancorporation

Business Intelligence Analyst - C.R. England Trucking

Business Intelligence Analyst - Intermountain Healthcare