Highest Paying Jobs In 2018 and 2019 | Online IT Geek

As the title clearly defines the purpose of this post, let’s just directly discuss the highest paying jobs in 2018 and 2019.

I have done some research and analysis on the very topic and found out the salaries for each job to give it a ranking in a list. This ranking is not final nor it is official, it is merely research of an individual and not to be considered final.

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#20 – Implementation Consultant

#20 – Implementation Consultant

Role & Responsibility

  • Prepare a design for all projects and documents all system integration requirements
  • Develop all analytical functions such as data mapping
  • Design an efficient disaster recovery plan and provide technical support to all implementation processes

Base Salary

  • $48,233 /yr

#19 – UX Designer

#19 – UX Designer

Role & Responsibility

  • Gathering and evaluating user requirements, in collaboration with product managers and engineers
  • Illustrating design ideas using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps
  • Designing graphic user interface elements, like menus, tabs and widgets

Base Salary

  • $50,000 /yr

#18 – Software Developer

#18 – Software Engineer

Role & Responsibility

  • Researching, designing, implementing and managing software programs
  • Testing and evaluating new programs
  • Working closely with other developers, UX designers, business and systems analysts

Base Salary

  • $55,000 /yr

#17 – Product Manager

#17 – Product Manager

Role & Responsibility

  • They have a product life cycle that helps manage the delivery of the product, for which the product manager is responsible
  • They also are in charge of determining what the defining feature of the product will be
  • The product manager will often work with the project manager, as well as the customer and sales team

Base Salary

  • $61,000 /yr

#16 – Java Developer

#16 – Java Developer

Role & Responsibility

  • Responsible for the design, development, and management of Java-based applications
  • Because Java is used so widely, particularly by large organizations, the daily roles vary widely, but can include owning a particular application or working on several at one time

Base Salary

  • $66,810 /yr

#15 – Investment Banking Analyst

#15 – Investment Banking Analyst

Role & Responsibility

  • Reviews and analyzes investment banking transactions
  • Creating presentations and offering guidance and advice to investment bankers and senior staff
  • They are also called upon to perform administrative duties and meet with clients

Base Salary

  • $69,369 /yr

#14 – Project Manager

#14 – Project Manager

Role & Responsibility

  • Responsible for developing and managing technology projects and their cost, time and scope
  • Project plan, communication plan, allocating tasks and setting milestones

Base Salary

  • $77,035 /yr

#13 – Product Designer

#13 – Product Designer

Role & Responsibility

  • Gathering and evaluating user requirements, in collaboration with product managers and engineers
  • Illustrating design ideas using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps. Designing graphics user interface elements, like menus, tabs and widgets

Base Salary

  • $79,778 /yr

#12 – Software Engineer

#12 – Software Engineer

Role & Responsibility

  • Software engineers are computer science professionals who use knowledge of engineering principles and programming languages to build software products, develop computer games, and run network control systems

Base Salary

  • $83,743 /yr

#11 – Web Developer / Web Designer

#11 – Web Developer / Web Designer

Role & Responsibility

  • Responsible for designing, coding and modifying websites, from layout to function and according to a client’s specifications.
  • Strive to create visually appealing sites that feature user-friendly design and clear navigation

Base Salary

  • $85,000 /yr

#10 – Full Stack Web Developer

#10 – Full Stack Web Developer

Role & Responsibility

  • Computer programmers who are proficient in both front and back end coding.
  • Their primary responsibilities include designing user interactions on websites, developing servers and databases for website functionality
  • Sometimes coding for mobile platforms

Base Salary

  • $85,491 /yr

#09 – Systems Engineer

#09 – Systems Engineer

Role & Responsibility

  • Managing and monitoring all installed systems and infrastructure
  • Installing, configuring, testing and maintaining operating systems, application software and system management tools

Base Salary

  • $88,552 /yr

#08 – Data Security Analyst

#08 – Data Security Analyst

Role & Responsibility

  • Planning and implementing security measures to protect computer systems, networks and data
  • Performing risk assessments and testing of data processing systems
  • Installing firewalls, data encryption and other security measures

Base Salary

  • $90,694 /yr

#07 – DevOps Engineer

#07 – DevOps Engineer

Role & Responsibility

  • Responsible for supporting the users of the infrastructure they develop, and the first line of defence is protecting the cloud against hackers and viruses
  • They do this with code, of course, building secure software from the start

Base Salary

  • $91,251 /yr

#06 – Data Warehouse Architect

#06 – Data Warehouse Architect

Role & Responsibility

  • Analyze all data warehouse architecture goals and identify skill requirement for same
  • Prepare designs for database systems and recommend improvements for performance
  • Maintain and develop various database scripts and tools to facilitate automation process

Base Salary

  • $118,214 /yr

#05 – IoT Solutions Architect

#05 – IoT Solutions Architect

Role & Responsibility

  • Creates POC and prototypes for ventures that may belong to different domains
  • He/she collaborates and communicates effectively with enterprise architects, service engineers, developers, product management and sales in order to build deployable IoT solutions

Base Salary

  • $122,087 /yr

#04 – Senior Cloud Architect

#04 – Senior Cloud Architect

Role & Responsibility

  • Responsible for leading the creation of a technology framework and providing technical leadership in support of HUIT’s initiatives in cloud computing and automation, with a focus on the design of systems and services that run on cloud platforms

Base Salary

  • $125,700 /yr

#03 – Software Engineering Manager

#03 – Software Engineering Manager

Role & Responsibility

  • Oversees a team of people who are working on the development of new computer software or the enhancement of existing computer programs
  • In addition to management skills, you need a firm understanding of the technical aspects of software engineering

Base Salary

  • $132,679 /yr

#02 – Enterprise Architect

#02 – Enterprise Architect

Role & Responsibility

  • Senior level of Technical Architect
  • The primary role of the Enterprise
  • Architect is to ensure that the respective business, application, data and technology perspectives are in line with the organisation’s technology and governance strategies, policies and standards

Base Salary

  • $135,318 – $170,433 /yr

#01 – Data Scientist

#01 – Data Scientist

Role & Responsibility

  • A data scientist is someone who makes value out of data
  • Proactively fetches information from various sources and analyzes it for better understanding about how the business performs, and to build AI tools that automate certain processes within the company

Base Salary

  • $190,000 – $293,000 /yr

Conclusion

The ranking of the jobs can vary as it is totally based on Online IT Geek’s research, but these are the top-notch jobs you should be knowing and acquire the needed skill set.

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