Best Paying Tech Jobs in 2017

By | February 12, 2017

Best Paying Tech Jobs in 2017

As technology advances and evolves, IT professionals need to enhance their skills and jump to next level to achieve the best salary.So here is a list of best-paying tech jobs in the market based on the report published by RobertHalf HR Firm.

Best Paying Tech Jobs


Big Data Engineer-

Data Engineers are the data professionals who prepare the “big data” infrastructure to be analysed by Data Scientists. They are software engineers who design, build, integrate data from various resources, and manage big data. Then, they write complex queries on that, make sure it is easily accessible, works smoothly, and their goal is optimising the performance of their company’s big data ecosystem.

Big Data analytics market is growing at annual rate of 11.7% and is expected to reach $203Billion in 2020 according to IDC report. Banking, Manufacturing industries, Federal/Central Government, Telecom industries and other professional services will be responsible for the growth of Big Data Market.

Tools -Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive, Pig, MySQL, MongoDB, NoSQL, SQL

Salary-$135,000 – $196,000

Data Scientist-

Data scientists apply statistics, machine learning and analytic approaches to solving critical business problems. Their primary function is to help organisations turn their volumes of big data into valuable and actionable insights. Data scientist must have mathematical and analytical skills, as well as ability to take business decisions.

As analytics market is growing and expected to reach $203B in 2020, it will also boost the need for Data Scientist professionals. Big Data Engineers and Data Scientists are one of the hottest fields in Technology right now. Learning this skills will help you get six-figure salaries.

Tools-Python, R, Scala, Apache Spark, Hadoop


Network Security Engineer-

A network security engineer is involved in the provisioning, deployment, configuration, and administration of many different pieces of the network- and security-related hardware and software. These engineers also regularly perform network-based security risk assessments, and they occasionally help design new infrastructure solutions as a company expands or replaces its system architecture.



Programmers have a strong understanding of computer languages like C++ and Javascript and can write software with them. They often work alongside systems analysts, software engineers, and web developers to create useful programs and video games.

Salary -$93,000-$1,55,000

Skills- C#, C++,Java

Mobile Developer-

The mobile app industry has grown immensely over the last decade and it is likely that it’ll continue to do so. Revenues from mobile apps projected to reach $99billion by 2019 according to Robert Half. Starting salaries for app developers going to increase by 3.4% in 2017.IOT and VR will also drive the growth of mobile developing industries.

Skills –Java,HTML5

Salary -$118,750-$182,250

Front End Web Developer-

A front-end developer is a type of computer programmer that codes and creates the visual front-end elements of a software, application or website. He or she creates computing components/features that are directly viewable and accessible by the end user or client.

Skills -CSS, HTML, JavaScript

Salary -$83,250-$119,500

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