I've heard it many times before, "Insurance isn't incredibly sexy." And while most people would agree with that, I'm willing to bet that fewer people would agree with the statement, "Technology isn't incredibly sexy." In fact, Google, Apple and Microsoft are the three most sought-after employers in the world, according to LinkedIn's analysis of interactions from its more-than-175 million members.

Employers are recognizing and encouraging the attraction to a career in technology. U.S. tech professionals in a variety of industries earned a greater-than-5-percent increase in average annual wages to $85,619, up from $81,327 in 2011, according to a 2013-2012 tech salary survey from Dice, a technology and engineering career site. And the bank/financial/insurance sector is the second highest paying among 11 industries, offering an average IT salary of $93,599. Aerospace and defense was first, with an average IT salary of $97,622.

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