When it comes to following the trends in Tech, it pays to follow the money. Here are the highest paid jobs in tech as of 2020 according to a Stack Overflow Developer survey:
Heading a team of other executives and developers, there average annual salary is $152,000.
Engineer, site reliability
They develop software for big businesses and get paid well to do it. The average annual salary is $140,000.
Data scientist or machine learning specialist
Big data crunchers earn an average annual salary of $125,000.
Combining the skills of ‘operations’ and ‘developer’. In the last few years, DevOps skills have grown rapidly. Salary at $125,000.
Data engineers use their technical skills to find precise data and trends in the industry. Salary at $125,000.
Back-end developers maintain, build and run all sorts of technologies. $120,000 is the average salary.
Developer, embedded applications or devices
With the IoT continuing to rise, there’s little surprise that embedded application developers command high salaries. According to the survey, the average annual salary is $120,000.
We expect this salary of $120,000 to continue to rise.
Developer, desktop or enterprise applications
Maybe not as interesting of a title as mobile developer but the money is still there at $115,000.
Merging front and back ends, these developers earn and average salary of $112,000.
Developer, game or graphics
These developers use complicated software to create appealing visuals for video games and graphics. Their annual salary is $112,000.
These are the people responsible for a website’s user interface and more. StackFlow survey pegs their annual salary at $110k.
IT systems stay up and running thanks to the administrator who earns an average annual salary of $110k.
These are the most common titles, but not every company needs the same things, so there’s a lot of variations. Within the next five years all the above positions will command good pay, if you can bring the passion.
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