Highest paying tech jobs 2021
Some of the highest-paying jobs in the world are the ones that are helping the digital economy. Below are the best highest paying tech jobs according to the Labor Department.
Tech has been the hottest employer in today’s age. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, IT has been the biggest employer.
Salaries are on the rise in many areas of technology due to the strong demand for highly skilled IT specialists. Labor Department has forecasted that computer and IT jobs are projected to grow at a rate 11% from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average job growth for all occupations. Below are the best highest paying tech jobs:
1. Data Scientist
A data scientist assist organizations in efficient and timely decision-making by examining and interpreting complicated data.
Data science has revolutionized the world. Use of Data Science enables organizations to increase their market efficiency, products and business decisions. A rise up to 29 percent in demand of data scientists is seen every year and it is remarkably increased up to 344% since 2013. There are unlimited opportunities in career of data science and professionals with data skills will keep moving forward the revolution of technology.
The average per year pay of a data scientist is $141,000.
2. Big Data Engineer
A Big Data engineer is responsible to plan and manage the whole life-cycle of wide-ranging developments and rolling-out of Big Data applications. The average per year pay of a Big Data engineer is $140,000. Big Data has revolutionized the world and Big Data is used by organizations to increase their market efficiency, products and business decision-making. The market value of Big Data applications was $5.3 billion in 2018 and expected growth till 2026 is $19.4 billion. There are unlimited opportunities in this career and professionals with Big Data skills will keep moving forward the revolution of technology.
3. Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions Architect
The responsibilities of an IoT solutions includes leadership as well as the participation in designing and architecture activities, assisting in development of a whole ecosystem engagement that based on the frameworks of IoT solutions, and expressing needs of business into requirements of solution architect.
An IoT solutions architect is responsible for leading as well as participating in the activities around architecture and design, helping to develop an overall IoT ecosystem engagement based on the IoT Solution Framework, and translating business needs into solution architecture requirements.
The average per year pay of an IoT solution architect is $133,000.
4. Blockchain Engineer
A blockchain engineer have expertise in building and applying architecture and solutions with the help of blockchain technology. Market is already facing shortage of skilled professionals for this job due to the fast increase of this technology.
A blockchain engineer must have strong programming skills and complete awareness of the technologies beyond R3, Bitcoin, Etherium and Ripple as well as consensus techniques, crypto libraries, security protocol stacks, and functions.
The average per year pay of a blockchain engineer is $130,000.
Blockchain is changing industries such as real estate, insurance, finance, healthcare and the public sector. The blockchain professionals’ demand is increasing speedily and till 2025, blockchain technologies will provide 18% of the GDP of the world (Source: World Economic Forum).
5. Artificial Intelligence Engineer
An Artificial Intelligence (AI) engineer creates, manages and supervises steps of AI in an organization. According to some statements, it will soon compete data scientists in demand of trained professionals.
An AI engineer must have in-depth knowledge of statistics and mathematics. Moreover, an AI engineer will:
Have strong programming skills and knowledge of Torch, Python and R
Have clarity in AI technologies, containing Neural Networks, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning.
Understand working of TensorFlow and other resemble technologies.
The average per year pay of an AI Engineer is $119,000.