Best Information Technology Jobs and Salaries

Thinking about joining the tech world? Here are some of the best information technology jobs and salaries.

Project Manager – $131,600/year*

A project manager ensures that a team is executing tasks properly and staying on track during each stage of the process. They’re responsible for creating a product for the company and acting as liaisons as well as translating what the business wants into instructions for engineers.

A typical job description includes:

  • Ability to manage complex global IT projects and outsourcing efforts.
  • Production/facilitation to access the required/requested data and knowledge based articles.
  • Superior analytical and problem solving ability.
  • Must be a strategic, big picture thinker who understands, appreciates, and can appropriately balance compliance and business objectives.
  • Willingness to travel as needed.

Software Engineer – $100,690/year*

A software engineer works with a design team to create software functions that allow programs to work optimally. The engineer works with programmers and coders to map out programming tasks or new features for existing software.

A typical job description includes:

  • Work with open source communities while improving our platform.
  • Build, upgrade, and improve all aspects of our platform.
  • Participate in agile development process, delivering work in 2-week sprints, and successfully collaborating with fellow team members.
  • Communicate and coordinate with other teams within OnSIP for anything from troubleshooting to releases.
  • Experience in at least one of the following languages: C, C++, or server-side JavaScript.

Information Security Analysts – $90,120/year*

Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. They monitor an organization’s networks for security breaches and any flaws in their system that may be vulnerable for a breach.

A typical job description includes:

  • Monitor and triage internal and external security events, responding or escalating as needed.
  • Develop recommendations/plans to mitigate issues found during monitoring.
  • Maintain vulnerability management infrastructure and track remediation measures.
  • Perform security testing of networks and applications.
  • Perform data access reviews and periodic recertification for critical systems.

Data Scientist – $110,620/year*

IT data scientists mine complex data and provide system-related advice for their organization. They follow strict company and industry guidelines at work and observe data privacy rights to ensure client satisfaction and avoid legal issues.

A typical job description includes:

  • Provide insight into leading analytic practices, design, and lead iterative learning and development cycles, ultimately producing new and creative analytic solutions that will become part of our core deliverables.
  • Work with cross-functional team members to identify and prioritize actionable, high-impact insights across a variety of core business areas.
  • Lead applied analytics initiatives that are leveraged across the breadth of our solutions for the local services industry.
  • Research, design, implement, and validate cutting-edge algorithms to analyze diverse sources of data to achieve targeted outcomes.
  • Provide expertise on mathematical concepts for the broader applied analytics team and inspire the adoption of advanced analytics and data science across the entire breadth of our organization.

Software Developers – $100,690/year*

A software developer creates computer programs and develops applications, including writing, modifying, and debugging software for client applications. They also debug and develop visual environments as needed.

A typical job description includes:

  • Design and development Web Applications using .NET, C#, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and XSLT.
  • Experience with software development programs, including OOP, Visual Studio, Windows Communication Foundation, RESTful service implementation, Service Oriented Architecture, and SQL Server.
  • Assist with SQL Server database administration, performance tuning, and maintenance for internal applications.
  • Conduct testing to support intranet enhancements including code changes, configuration changes, and system upgrades.
  • Provide Tier2 end user support for internal applications.

*Numbers are from the 2015 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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