5 high-paying tech jobs

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This year, Glassdoor reported that some 22 of its 50 best jobs are tech-related.

By Shekinah Kannan 

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If you’re looking for a thriving industry to get into, it’s time to consider jobs in tech. The burgeoning sector is fast-paced and rapidly evolving, which means job opportunities abound for those with the right skills. 

Tech jobs are highly in demand all over the world, including in countries such as Canada and India.

In the UK, for instance, notes that tech sector job vacancies now make up 12% of all open positions in the UK, with the number of open tech jobs reaching 132,000 per week in May, according to figures from search engine Adzuna and data provider Dealroom.


The tech industry has proven its resilience, especially amid the pandemic. In fact, this year, Glassdoor reported that some 22 of its 50 best jobs are tech-related.

An entry ticket for these roles? The right training. Technology moves at breakneck speed, which means professionals in the field will need to stay up-to-date on the latest developments to stay competitive in the workforce. 

If your interest is piqued, these are the five high-paying tech jobs, according to Analytics Insight

Data scientist

Data scientists gather and analyse large quantities of structured and unstructured data. It’s an interdisciplinary field that combines computer science, statistics, and mathematics. The combination helps professionals analyse, process, and model data. They use the data to help businesses make strategic decisions.  

Median annual salary: US$150,000

Blockchain engineer

A blockchain engineer helps create and implement digital solutions for companies. How? With blockchain technology. The process includes analysing technical needs first before putting technical skills to full-use by creating applications. These applications are meant to provide solutions and ensure effective functionality.

Median annual salary: US$150,000

Big Data architect 

A Big Data architect is responsible for providing appropriate frameworks that meet the Big Data needs of an organisation. They do this by analysing an organisation’s technological needs before creating applications to meet those needs. The job entails using data, both hardware and software, as well as cloud services, developers, and various IT infrastructure. Typically, professionals in this field need to develop their technical skills, including programming and data visualisation.

Median annual salary: US$140,000


IoT solutions architect 

As its name suggests, an IoT solutions architect helps companies fix business problems using IoT solutions. They are typically involved in a variety of situations, working with various teams to merge non-technical and technical operations. 

Median annual salary: US$130,000

Software architect 

Software architects helps companies test and develop software for them. This requires them to understand customer demands and perform hands-on work to develop software prototypes. Essential skills to become a software architect are understanding software architecture, programming skills, strong analytical skills, and data modelling.

Median annual salary: US$114,000