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Highly skilled workers are a hot commodity, and that’s especially true for tech jobs.
As a new report from job site Glassdoor shows, employers are willing to pay a premium for certain in-demand tech skills.
Based on salary reports shared by employees on Glassdoor over the past year, here are the 10 highest-paying tech jobs in the US, the current number of job openings, and what these people do:
10. Scrum master
Median base salary: $95,167
Number of job openings: 2,072
A scrum master helps facilitate an agile development team.
9. Systems architect
Median base salary: $97,873
Number of job openings: 1,167
A systems architect is an IT professional who creates networking and computer systems. A systems architect is responsible for provisioning, configuring, and operating the network systems that form the backbone to a business. This involves offering technical support, or even research for a long-term improvement plan.
8. User experience (UX) manager
Median base salary: $98,353
Number of job openings: 263
A UX manager heads a team of designers who improve the usability of a product.
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7. Information-technology (IT) program manager
Median base salary:$98,883
Number of job openings: 250
An IT program manager runs a company’s IT department.
6. Data architect
Median base salary: $102,091
Number of job openings: 1,438
A data architect integrates and maintains data relevant to the business. They understand how the data relates to business operations and the effects any future changes will have on the use of their data in the organization.
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5. Solutions architect
Median base salary:$102,678
Number of job openings: 4,174
A solutions architect collaborates on projects with colleagues and is responsible for the overall design of the company’s application or product. They also meet with clients, turning requests into designs and recommending best practices.
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4. Software architect
Median base salary:$104,754
Number of job openings: 1,147
A software architect provides a software development team with all of the tools they need to put together a great system and communicates the vision to stakeholders. They don’t have to be expert programmers – they must understand what their systems are meant to provide solutions for.
3. Information-technology architect
Median base salary: $105,303
Number of job openings:250
An IT architect designs ways to upgrade an organization’s computer systems.
2. Software engineering manager
Median base salary:$109,350
Number of job openings:1,011
A software engineering manager heads a team of engineers that maintain and develop software.
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1. Applications development manager
Median base salary: $112,045
Number of job openings:516
An application development manager maintains business operations by planning, coordinating, and supervising all activities related to an organization’s software applications. They also maintain, support, and upgrade existing systems and applications essential to the business.