Highest Paying Tech Jobs

By: Fae Cheska Esperas

Highest Paying Tech Jobs
With technology stocks controlling 60% of the top 10 companies listed in NYSE and Nasdaq in USA, you get an idea what and where the hottest jobs are in this tech sector.

The Top 6 Tech companies in the World and also the top 6 companies in the world

  • Top 5 Companies in Nasdaq by Market Cap
    1) $891Bil - Apple Inc 
    2) $729Bil - Google
    3) $649Bil - Microsoft
    4) $519Bil - Facebook
    5) $535Bil - Amazon
    Total - $3.23trillion
  • Top 5 in NYSE by Market Cap
    6) $469Bil - Alibaba
    7) $375Bil - Johnson & Johnson (Pharmaceuticals)
    8) $532Bil - Exxon Mobil (Oil)
    9) $351Bil - J P Morgan (Bank)
    10) $290Bil - Bank of America (Bank)
    Total - $1.486trillion

Highest Paying Tech Jobs & IT Jobs 2018
Naturally, from looking at the top 6 companies, you get a feel of the types of jobs that are hot in the tech sector. Below are the top 10 highest paying jobs for Technology. It is afterall the hottest sector in the economy based on Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). 

  • 1) Computer Scientists Jobs - $111,840
    Requires a Master's degree (PHD Preferred)

    These Computer and Information Research Scientists invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology. They study and solve complex problems in computing for business, medicine, science, and other fields.

  • 2) Software Developers - $102,280
    Requires a Bachelor's degree
    These are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.
  • 3) Computer Network Architects - $101,210
    Requires a Bachelor's degree
    Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and Intranets. These networks range from small connections between two offices to next-generation networking capabilities such as a cloud infrastructure that serves multiple customers.
  • 4) Information Security Analysts - $92,600
    Requires a Bachelor's degree
    They plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Their responsibilities are continually expanding as the number of cyberattacks increases.
  • 5) Computer Systems Analysts - $87,220
    Requires a Bachelor's degree 
    Also known as systems architects. They study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures, and design solutions to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively. They bring business and information technology (IT) together by understanding the needs and limitations of both.
  • 6) Database administrators (DBAs) - $84,950
    Requires a Bachelor's degree

    Database administrators perform a crucial function in the information age. They set up computer databases and ensure efficient and reliable access to data. They maintain and upgrade a company's computer systems, identifying user requirements and adding new users. DBAs are in demand. It is a rewarding career for detail-oriented and computer savvy people.
  • 7) Computer Programmers - $79,840
    Requires a Bachelor's degree

    They write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly. They turn the program designs created by software developers and engineers into instructions that a computer can follow.
  • 8) Systems Administrators - $79,700
    Bachelor's degree $79,700

    Network and Computers are critical parts of almost every organization. The systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks e.g its file-sharing, voicemail, and email systems. Making sure its in optimum condition. They evaluate new technology, implement changes to the system, and maintain the company's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WLAN), and intranet. Systems analysis relies on out-of-the-box thinking.
  • 9) Web Developers
    Associate's degree $66,130
    Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle. In addition, web developers may create content for the site.
  • 10) Computer Support Specialists
    Postsecondary $52,160

    They provide help and advice to computer users and organizations. These specialists either support computer networks or they provide technical assistance directly to computer users. Education requirements for computer support specialists vary. Computer user support specialist jobs require some computer knowledge, but not necessarily a postsecondary degree. Many employers accept applicants with an associate’s degree, although some prefer applicants to have a bachelor’s degree.

There you go, the Top 10 Highly Paid Technology Jobs for 2018.

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