Technology professionals with the right set of qualifications have a lot of options in the current employment market. Salaries are on the rise in many areas of technology due to the strong demand for highly skilled IT specialists. Here’s a look at some of the highest on-demand and highest paying jobs.
The salary midpoint (or median national salary) for big data engineers is $155,500. These professionals typically create a company’s software and hardware architecture, along with the systems people need to utilize the data. Big data engineers usually have a degree in computer science and expertise in mathematics and databases.
Just look at your phone or tablet and it’s easy to see why mobile application developers are in demand. These developers need expertise in creating applications for iOS and Android systems. They also must have experience coding with mobile frameworks and development languages, as well as a knowledge of web development. The salary midpoint for mobile applications developers is $143,500.
IT security analysts must thoroughly understand computer and network security. The job also requires excellent communication and problem-solving skills and a knowledge of trends in security and government regulations. A professional certification, such as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation or the CompTIA Security+, are beneficial. The salary midpoint for IT Security Analysts is $125,250.
Software engineers design and create specifications for software applications, which means they’re almost always in demand. They must have coding and design knowledge and typically a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related area. Specific programming language knowledge is required, as well as strong communications skills. The average salary for Senior Software Engineers is $124,500.