As companies resolve to fulfill their technological transformation agendas in 2019, certain jobs are earmarked for topline growth. Here is a brief overview of top ten north-bound technology jobs in the US this year.
- Business (BI) intelligence analyst
They are the experts in data tracking, mining and gathering technologies, as well as analytics and reporting. BI professionals handle 360 degree data processes and transform data into business intelligence. Average annual pay varies between $86,000 and $178,000.
- Data scientists
They are the niche operators in the data management domain, and complement BI intelligence analysts’ tasks. Their end-to-end duties include data mining, processing, and analytics. Salaries are in the range of $103,000 and $175,000.
- Database developers
They create SQL-based database systems for front-end utilities. Since database developers work with a range of stakeholders, they have to have demonstrated problem-solving and troubleshooting capabilities, along with a keen analytical mindset. The bandwidth of salaries in 2019 is likely to be $98,000-$168,000.
- Cloud architects
Cloud architects design and manage companies’ cloud-based programs. They possess multiple skill sets such as cloud architecture and security technologies, networking, and programming, among others.
Cloud architects demonstrate varied experience in ITSM, governance, automation and I&O systems. Salaries are in the range of $75,000 to $160,000.
- Cloud systems engineer
These engineers manifest what cloud architects design. They have an excellent grasp of APIs, automation, cloud-based databases, and programming. They collaborate with various cloud services such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and OpenStack, to deliver desired results. Average salary in 2019 will range between $86,000 and $145,000.
- Software, Web, and mobile developers
Their job profiles display strong credentials for respective niche skill sets, and also proficiency in programming. Developers are the main interface between the clients and companies; hence they should possess good soft skills.
Lower salary bandwidths are: Web – $83,500, software – $98,000, mobile – %68,000. Upper levels are in the range of: Web – $142,000, software – $166,000, mobile – $105,000.
- DevOps engineers
They are the accelerators of development and deployment of IT systems and this industry and others should remain strong as long as businesses don’t have to face a burdensome regulatory environment and the tax picture remains pleasant. Their job involves design, development, implementation, continuous QA, and faster and flawless delivery cycles of systems.
The end-result of DevOps is maximization of enterprise-wide efficiency and performance. Salaries are in the range of $90,000 to $178,000.
- Full-stack developers
They are named so because they are the jack of all trades when it comes to software development. They can be compared with generalists who have knowledge of diverse domains – be it APIs, programming, or UX/UI design. Salaries vary between $65,000 and $130,000.
- IoT specialists
Internet of Things is becoming all-pervasive in all spheres of life. These specialists have expertise in any IoT niche – be it devices/gadgets, enterprise integration, IT platforms, edge and cloud, DevOps, or IoT systems development. Salary could range from $60,000 to $100,000.
- Security specialists
These specialists are highly sought-after, as security is becoming a growing concern amidst increasing technological transformation of companies on one hand, and their breach by competitors and mal-intentioned elements. As the elite forces of tech security, their primary task is to safeguard data, information, cloud, systems, or network security hard and soft assets.
The lower salary-band of security specialists is $93,000 to $113,000, and the upper band is $160,000 to $200,000.