Why Tech Jobs Are In High Demand?
The tech industry has more than $21 billion worth of open tech jobs that are very high paying jobs.
All told, there are a whopping $272 billion worth or more of unfilled jobs right now in the U.S.
On average, just 2% of technology workers at seven Silicon Valley companies that have released staffing numbers are black; 3% are Hispanic.
But last year, 4.5% of all new recipients of bachelor’s degrees in computer science or computer engineering from prestigious research universities were African American, and 6.5% were Hispanic, according to data from the Computing Research Association.
As technology becomes a major engine of economic growth in the U.S. economy, tech companies are under growing pressure to diversify their workforces, which are predominantly white, Asian and male.
Leaving African Americans and Hispanics out of that growth increases the divide between haves and have-nots. And the technology industry risks losing touch with the diverse nation — and world — that forms its customer base.
The industry that had the most job openings is health care. It has just under 800,000 open jobs worth $45.2 billion in annual salaries. Justin Edmund says he was fortunate to attend Carnegie Mellon. Today he’s the seventh employee at Pinterest and one of the top designers at the San Francisco start-up valued at $5 billion.
The tech industry ranked fifth overall, in terms of the total estimated dollar value of its job openings (after health care, business services, retail, transportation and logistics.). But tech still has a lot of high paying jobs available, with some job titles more in demand than others.
Here are the top tech titles with the most open jobs and total pay available, aka total economic value, according to Glassdoor.
- Mobile Developer
- IT Architect
- Information Security Engineer
- Systems Administrator
- Solutions Architect
- Security Engineer
- Front End Engineer
- Software Development Engineer in Test
- Java Developer
- Data Engineer
- Network Engineer
- Data Scientist
- Product Manager
- Systems Engineer
- Software Engineer
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More on Job title: Software Engineer
A software engineer is a computer programmer. There are typically multiple levels of software engineer ranging from junior to senior.
Open Jobs: 13,198
Average Base Pay: $98,263
Economic Value: $1,296,871,985
The 10 Best Tech Jobs To Apply
Below jobs are ordered by their median, average yearly pay/salary. So it ranges from Median annual wage of $118,709 for Data Scientists to $47620 for Computer Support Specialists.
- Data Scientist
- Software Developer
- Information Security Analyst
- Computer Systems Analyst
- Web Developer
- Sales Engineer
- Information Technology Manager
- Computer Research Scientist
- Network and Systems Administrator
- Computer Support Specialists
The Bottom Line
Technology is one of the fastest-growing and most in-demand industries. Use this list as a guide to evaluating the job outlook, salary, and education requirements for your dream tech job.