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The Highest Paid Jobs in Tech Revealed


As much as we’d all like to say we get out of bed each morning for love not money – truth be told, a lot of the time our decisions to apply for certain job roles depends on their salary offering... Of course there are other crucial factors too, such as job satisfaction, potential to progress and how a role fits within your skillset or passions. However there’s simply no denying that a generous pay package encourages workers to aim higher within the workplace, not matter what the sector.

In terms of the tech industry, jobs here tend to be relatively well paid - especially compared to professionals working in other sectors. However salaries can vary significantly, so it's worth having a real look at the best paid roles before you start considering a career in the industry. Here’s a roundup of the big hitting jobs…

1. Enterprise Architect

Average approx. salary: £91,000

Enterprise Architects are in charge of all enterprise strategic management disciplines that operate within an organisation.

2. Applications Development Manager

Average approx. salary: £90,600

An Applications Development Manager performs work of considerable difficulty in planning; assigning and directing computer applications program design, development and implementation.

3. Software Engineering Manager

Average approx. salary: £88,400

Software Engineering Managers normally oversee the design and development of various software applications, as well as directing the work of engineers to ensure the best practices around software development are achieved.

4. IT Architect

Average approx. salary: £85,100

An IT architect is responsible for designing information technology solutions and services for organisations. They’re usually required to possess a strong business and IT background to successfully architect software, hardware or networks.

5. Software Architect

Average approx. salary: £84,700

A software architect is a software expert who makes high-level design choices and dictates technical standards, including software coding standards, tools, and platforms.

6. Solutions Architect

Average approx. salary: £83,020

A solution architect typically forms part of the solution development team, translating requirements created by functional analysts into the architecture for various solutions.

7. Data Architect

Average approx. salary: £82,550

A data architect works with various information technology disciplines concerned with designing, creating, deploying and managing an organisation's data architecture.

8. IT Program Manager

Average approx. salary: £79,950

Program management is the process of managing several related projects, often with the intention of improving an organisation's performance. An IT Program Manager’s aim it is to closely monitor systems engineering, industrial engineering, change management and business transformation.

9. UX Manager

Average approx. salary: £79,520

A UX Manager is in charge of actively crafting the interface between business and customer. They are in charge of steadily shaping the relationship between the two.

10. Systems Architect

Average approx. salary: £79,140

The systems architect is a professional figure in information and communications technology. Systems architects define the architecture of a computerised system (i.e., a system composed of software and hardware) in order to fulfil certain requirements.

So as you can see, there is a great deal of opportunities for successful careers within the tech industry to be seized upon. But every career needs a starting point. Here at BT we can put you on the road to job success with a place on one of our Graduate Schemes. Visit our website today to apply for your place, Also, check out more stories from us, such as ‘Why London is the Nation’s go to City for Women in Tech’