As global technology continues to expand exponentially, the creation of interesting roles within the industry – coupled with the demand for talented workers – continues to increase. Glassdoor has published the highest paying tech jobs for 2017 and the results make interesting reading. Here we look at the breakdown, including some straightforward definitions for these sophisticated tech roles.
Glassdoor is an organisation with an enviable, ever-expanding library of fascinating research focussed on employment trends around the world. The reason its findings are fascinating is because the data is gathered from employees’ and employers’ incognito reviews of companies and their management.
Why technology – and why so much money?
Most experts operating in the tech sector are only too aware of the drastic global shortage of talented, skilled individuals to do the work required to meet the continual evolution within the tech industry. Competition to attract and retain these sought-after workers is intense – so much so that bidding wars are becoming commonplace to secure the skills of a single employee.
Not only are these jobs the highest paying in the tech industry but also they are amongst the highest paid across all industries.
The highest paid tech jobs in the world:
10. Information systems manager
The person who executes and oversees an organisation’s information technology. Annual average salary: approximately £81,610.
9. Analytics manager
The person who identifies opportunities and solutions to improve technological efficiency within an organisation. Annual average salary: approximately £81,610.
8. Data architect
The person responsible for managing a company’s data architecture (how an organisation collates, stores and uses its gathered data). Annual average salary: approximately £87,000.
7. Data scientist
The person who analyses and interprets complex data. Annual average salary: approximately £88,500.
6. Systems architect
The person who interprets the architecture of a hardware and software system. Annual average salary: approximately £90,000.
5. Applications development manager
The person who implements policies and procedures to develop and improve tech operations and standards within an organisation. Annual average salary: approximately £92,300.
4. Solutions architect
The person who identifies and suggests the best solutions to resolve technology challenges within an organisation. Annual average salary: approximately £92,300.
3. IT manager
The person responsible for an organisation’s technology core foundation. Annual average salary: approximately £92,300.
3. Integrated circuit designer engineer
A sophisticated technology version of the electronics engineering. Annual average salary: approximately £97,700.
2. Software architect
An expert specialising in designing technical quality controls for coding, tools and platform standards within an organisation. Annual average salary: approximately £98,000.
1. Software development manager
Oversees all aspects of production required to deliver new software. Annual average salary: approximately £101,600.
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