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7 highest paid tech jobs in 2019?

July 16, 2019

Innovations in the technology domain is on the rise, which brings us to the question about ‘in which field returns are big?’

It’s hard to go wrong with a technology degree. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, computer science is the STEM major with the highest job offer and job acceptance rate.

Computer science is the new drug, and computer geeks the dealer. Ranked in a bottom to top here are the jobs that give you high returns. 

1- Computer Support Specialists

It’s the lowest paying job on the list, but it also requires the least amount of time in school; most employers will hire candidates with a postsecondary certificate or an associate degree.

There are two types of computer support specialists:

  • computer network support specialists
  • .computer user support specialists

Computer network support specialists usually work with IT staff to troubleshoot problems.

 Computer user support specialists, also known as help desk techs, assist customers and non-technical employees.

Median Annual Salary-Rs.30,55,000

2- Network and Systems Admin

This job has the lowest growth rate on the list, but don’t let that fool you. Companies need network and computer systems administrators to handle their day-to-day technology operations, which include installing and maintaining local and wide area networks, intranets, etc. The largest area of growth for network administrators will be in computer systems design, which is projected to increase by 35%.

Median Annual Salary-Rs.45,00,000

This position has the least number of new jobs, but that’s because it is a difficult field to enter. Computer and Information Research Scientists typically require a Ph.D.; therefore, the candidate pool is small, which keeps the demand for this role high. Among other duties, computer and information research scientists write algorithms to help businesses analyse data.

3- Information Technology Manager

Median Annual Salary-Rs.60,00,000

Information technology managers go by a variety of other names; for example, computer and information systems managers, chief information officers (CIOs), chief technology officers (CTOs), IT directors, or IT security managers. While duties may vary, they usually oversee an IT team and handle the organization’s technology needs. A bachelor’s degree in a computer or information science-related major is required, although some employers prefer an MBA.

Median Annual Salary-Rs.72,00,000

4- Sales Engineer

The demand for sales engineers in other industries is only projected to increase by 9%; however, the growth rate is four times as fast for professionals selling computer software and hardware. Most sales engineers have a degree in business, science, or a technology field. They must also be well-versed in technology to present proposals

Median Annual Salary-Rs.57,50,000

This is one of the few jobs on the list that you can get without a bachelor’s degree. There are three types of web developers; web designers, who create the layout and feel of the website, need an

associate degree in web design. Webmasters, who maintain the website, may have a webmaster certificate, an associate degree in web

development, or a bachelor’s degree, depending on the employer. Web architects, who handle the technical construction of the site, usually need a bachelor’s degree in programming or computer science.

Median Annual Salary-Rs.40,50,000

5- Computer Systems Analyst

Computer systems analysts are needed to design and install new computer systems, and IT consulting firms hire most of them. Growth has occurred primarily in the following areas: cloud computing, mobile technology, and healthcare records. Candidates usually need a

bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field. Median Annual Salary-Rs.50,50,000

6- Information Security Analyst

More than one billion records were breached in 2014, according to Gemalto, an international security company. These breaches illustrate

the urgent need for information security analysts. A bachelor’s degree in computer science or programming is the typical requirement, although some employers prefer an MBA in information systems.

Median Annual Salary-Rs.54,50,000

By far, the largest number of job openings on the list are for software developers. This growth is fuelled by the demand for mobile apps and other products that are driven by technology. While some software developers design applications, systems software developers design operating systems, and interfaces. A bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or mathematics is usually a requirement.

Median Annual Salary-Rs.60,50,000

7- Data Scientist

Harvard Business Review calls data scientist “the sexiest job of the 21stcentury”. There is a high demand for individuals who can evaluate data to help companies make business decisions; however, there is a relatively low supply of qualified candidates. According to a Burch Works report, salaries for level three data scientist managers are as high as $250,000. Burch Works also notes that most data scientists have

either a Master’s degree or a Ph.D. in mathematics/statistics, computer science or engineering.

Median Annual Salary-Rs.75,00,000

To conclude, technology is one of the fastest-growing and most in- demand industries. This list will work as a guide to evaluating the high return salary and education requirements for your dream tech job.


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