It is no secret that the world is driven by digital technology and we make our lives revolve around computers and smartphones. This calls for a surge in demand for talents in the IT (Information Technology) industry. But how do you maximize your skills for the buck? Here are some high paying IT jobs that employers are willing to pay you a five figure (or more) salary for:
Average Salary: $96,000
Attention to all Tech Geeks! Ever wondered how your computer operating system works? This is exactly the job a software engineer does. They are the creative minds behind this technological wonder. A software engineer mainly applies the principles of software engineering to the design, development, maintenance, testing, and evaluation of the software and systems that make computers or anything containing software work. If you have the ambition to do even something greater, the sky is your limit! You’ll probably earn millions if you can be the next Steve Jobs or Bill Gates.
Average Salary: $97,000
Database administration. Sounds boring? But what if I told you that a five figure salary or potentially even more awaits? A database administrator (DBA) is accountable for the performance, integrity and security of a database. They will also be involved in the planning and development of the database, as well as troubleshooting any issues. All this might sound boring to many but you will be guaranteed to be paid a lot because the company’s secrets and data lies in your reach. Technically, you are the most important man in the company. Maybe the next Mission Impossible? Just try not to climb out of the building to access your servers.
Computer Hardware Engineers
Average Salary: $101,000
Computer hardware engineers research, design, develop, and test computer systems and components. Examples are: Processors, circuit boards, memory devices, networks, and routers. Sounds rather basic but lots of testing is required for the equipments. These engineers also discover new breakthroughs in computer hardware, which bring forth rapid advances in computer technology. Sounds basic now? But hey, at least employers are willing to pay you a tenth of a million annually.
Average Salary: $116,920
A Systems Architect designs complex IT systems for companies, which includes creating a new huge software system including the new computers and networks needed for it to perform well. Also, The Systems Architect’s work must avoid implementation issues and readily permit unanticipated extensions/modifications in future stages. This requires extensive work experience and hardware knowledge. Not the job for anyone as this requires high technical experience in hardware and software programming. Not the job for the average Joe.
Average salary: $128,250
A software architect is a software expert who makes high-level design choices and dictates technical standards, including software coding standards, tools, and platforms. The software architect is accountable for the quality of the applications or system he/she programs. Not only do you need knowledge of IT, but this job demands leadership skills to be incorporated in the Software Architect as there is a team of IT trained workers under him/her. This is no ordinary job for fresh graduates as this job requires extensive knowledge and skills.
All in all, today’s world calls for the demand for IT professionals to invent and improve technologiy for the future. IoTalents is dedicated to help IT professionals find a suitable career in the rapidly expanding IT industry.
*As of 2015/2016 statistics and research.