TOP 10 Highest Paying Tech Jobs In 2018

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TOP 10 Highest Paying Tech Jobs In 2018

As we enter 2018 it's become clear that the jobs landscape in the United States is changing. How people are thinking about their careers and how they define success is changing. The rise of technology across every industry has created a flurry of new jobs and associated skills (and these aren't necessarily all tech roles). While we all may take a different approach to reach our own definition of success, we've compiled a list of the most promising jobs and in-demand skills, plus a few stand-out trends, to help you get there.

The Most Promising Jobs:-

This list highlights the jobs with high median salaries, strong job openings and year-over-year growth, and the jobs most likely to lead to a promotion or advancement within an organization, as well as the top 5 skills associated with each.

1. Engagement Lead

Median Base Salary: $93,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,200+ (425%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 10

Top Skills: Management, Leadership, Project Management, Strategy, Communication

2. Software Engineering Manager

Median Total Salary: $148,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,100+ (38%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8

Top Skills: Software Development, Agile Methodologies, Management, Java, SQL

3. Customer Success Manager

Median Total Salary: $82,300

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,000+ (91%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 10

Top Skills: Management, Sales, Customer Service, Leadership, Customer Relationship Management

4. Solutions Architect

Median Total Salary: $134,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 2,000+ (28%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 6

Top Skills: Management, Integration, Solution Architecture, Design, Project Management

5. Sales Director

Median Base Salary: $145,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 2,000+ (31%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 6

Top Skills: Sales, Management, Business Development, Account Management, Marketing

6. Engineering Manager

Median Base Salary: $130,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 1,400+ (42%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 6

Top Skills: Engineering, Project Management, Management, Manufacturing, Design

7. Program Manager

Median Base Salary: $100,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 4,500+ (25%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8

Top Skills: Management, Project Management, Program Management, Leadership, Training

8. Product Manager

Median Base Salary: $105,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 3,600+ (30%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8

Top Skills: Management, Product Management, Program Management, Marketing, Product Development

9. Data Scientist

Median Base Salary: $113,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 2,100+ (45%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8

Top Skills: Python, Data Analysis, Machine Learning, SQL, Statistics

10. Enterprise Account Manager

Median Base Salary: $180,000

Job Openings (YoY Growth): 800+ (74%)

Career Advancement Score (out of 10): 8

Top Skills: Sales, Management, Account Management, Solution Selling, Business Development

To view the full list of top 20 Most Promising Jobs in the U.S. head over to our Jobs blog.

The Skills Companies Need Most

We also took a look at the most in-demand skills of 2018 to help you get an idea of what companies are looking for. If any of these skills speak to your strengths, make sure to add them to your LinkedIn Profile. If you see a skill that you've had on your list to work on more or even master, be sure to carve out a bit of time to learn it.

Cloud and Distributed Computing

Statistical Analysis and Data Mining

Middleware and Integration Software

Web Architecture and Development Framework

User Interface Design

Software Revision Control Systems

Data Presentation

SEO/SEM Marketing

Mobile Development

Network and Information Security

Check out the full list of hard and soft skills, and associated LinkedIn Learning classes here.

Most Promising Jobs Methodology


To determine the best jobs for career opportunity, we combined data from millions of LinkedIn member profiles, job openings, and salaries. We started by grouping the millions of unique, raw job titles inputted on member profiles and job listings (which have many permutations) based on common job roles. For example, the "Product Manager" job role reflects both members who list an active position as "Product Manager - Retail," as well as any job openings with the title "Product Manager, III."

We then ranked each job using a weighted score based on five components: salary, career advancement, number of job openings in the U.S., year-over-year growth in job openings, and widespread regional availability. The results represent jobs that had the highest combined score across these five areas.

About the measures and weights for each component:

Salary (30%) - The median base annual salary for all job roles that have at least 40 entries collected in LinkedIn Salary in the U.S.

Career advancement score (25%) -  Job roles most likely to lead to a promotion or internal transfer, based on the percentage of members employed at the end of 2016 who then started a new position at the same company during 2017.

Job openings (20%) - The raw number of current job openings for each job role.

Job openings YoY growth (15%) - The year-over-year growth in job postings for each job role from 2016 to 2017, based on the percentage change in average daily openings. We only considered roles that had growth YoY.

Regional availability (10%) - The number of regions in the U.S. currently hiring for each job role.

Top Hard Skills Methodology

There are thousands of skills that members can add to their profiles, so we grouped these skills into several dozen categories. For example, skills like "Android" and "iOS" would fit into the "Mobile Development" category. Then we looked at all of the hiring and recruiting activity that happened on LinkedIn between Jan. 1 and Sept. 1, equaling billions of data points, and identified the skill categories that belonged to members who were more likely to start a new role within a company and receive interest from companies. Skill categories that did not meet a specific threshold for membership were excluded from our analysis.

Source : https://www.techgig.com/tech-news/TOP-10-Highest-Paying-Tech-Jobs-In-2018-152855

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