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2018 Highest Paying Tech Jobs

It is said that in order to make room for the new, the old has to go—learn about the best tech jobs out there before your current job disappears before you.

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It is said that in order to make room for the new, the old has to go—learn about the best tech jobs out there before your current job disappears before you.

Technology has grown intensely pervasive that it is already reshaping the way we live. Soon, robotics through massive automation may cause rapid increase in global unemployment. In fact, according to Oxford University 47% of jobs we presently have will be gone within the next 25 years.

So why wait for the worst case to happen? If you are giving your career some consideration or you just like to be well-invested for the imminent future, here are the ten of the highest paying jobs in the tech industry for you.

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10. Product Manager

Starting our countdown at number 10 is the job made for people with great understanding of the concept of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and possess exceptional analytical and management skills. Product managers determine parameters around the product an engineering team builds, then leads the development of that product from conception to launch.

Average annual salary: $100,000.

9. Full Stack Developer

Next on the list is a job on the look for people good at coding and scripting with skills on web development and database technologies. Full stack developers are ones who are well-versed in both front-end and back-end development. They design and build APIs using MEAN stack technologies.

Average annual salary: $110,000.

8. Cloud Architect

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Be on the lookout for the job of a cloud architect; they deploy and oversee an organization’s cloud computing strategy. Some of the skills and knowledge required by a cloud architect include knowledge on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure.

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Average annual salary:  $118,000.

7. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Architect

Still on the list are Artificial Intelligence (AI) architects. If you have solid programming skills and know Python, R, and Torch; interested in Machine Learning, Neural Networks, and Deep Learning, this might be the perfect fit for you.  They develop, manage and oversee AI initiatives within an organization.

Average annual salary: $119,000.

6. DevOps Engineer

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DevOps engineer comes in at number six. Do you dig DevOps tools like Git and Jenkins? Interested to learn Linux or Unix system administration? Well, this is clearly the job meant for you. DevOps engineer is someone on the development team taking part in the deployment and network operations. They are responsible for designing and maintaining a deployment infrastructure, integrating cloud services so that processes can be automated.

Average annual salary: $123,000.

5. Blockchain Engineer

Moving forward, with very high demand in the current market, on number 5 is a fit for people interested with the technologies behind Ripple, R3, Etherium, and Bitcoin as well as consensus methodologies and the security protocol stacks, crypto libraries, and functions. A blockchain engineer specializes in developing and implementing architecture and solutions using blockchain technology.

Average annual salary: $130,000.

4. Software Architect

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Are you a hardcore programmer with adept analytical skills? A software architect should be the perfect choice. Part of your job is to identify a customer’s requirements and perform hands-on work to develop prototypes.

Average annual salary: $130,000.

3. Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions Architect

Third on the list is IoT solutions architect. In addition to strong programming skills, understanding of Machine Learning, and knowledge of hardware design and architecture is a must in this job. You will be responsible for leading as well as participating in the activities around architecture and design, helping to develop an overall IoT ecosystem engagement while translating business needs into solution architecture requirements.

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Average annual salary: $133,000.

2. Big Data Architect

Landing on second place are Big Data architects in-charge of planning and designing of the entire lifecycle of large-scale developments including deployments of Big Data applications. In order to be one, you must at least have an understanding on Hadoop, Spark, and NoSQL, as well as data warehousing technologies.

Average annual salary: $140,000.

1. Data Scientist


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On top of the list is the job for people with insane skills in coding languages like Python and SAS. A data scientist analyzes and interprets complex data to help organizations make better and timelier decisions. He should be able to identify business issues and deliver appropriate solutions

Average annual salary: $191,000.


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