We live in a time of flux where some jobs are lost to automation while others require specific qualifications and skills.
With the year still in its early stages, you are probably giving your career some serious thoughts and consideration.
You want to be sure you future-proofing your skillset or perhaps you’re transitioning into a new field altogether.
Here’s a list of the top 5 tech jobs for you in 2022.
A data scientist is unarguably the highest paying job across several industries and sectors.
Year over year, the demand for data scientists have has increased by 29 percent, a substantial upswing of 344% since 2013.
A data scientist’s job is to analyze and interpret and break down complex data to help organizations make better, more informed and timely decisions.
A data scientist should understand machine language and learning algorithms, understandable to code with different programming languages like Python, R, SAS and other analytical tools.
A data scientist should also be able to create data models and identify business issues and proffer appropriate solutions.
Data scientists can earn as high as $150,000 in a year, cementing its spot as the highest paying job role of 2022.
Data science as a field itself offers several opportunities with different salary potential.
Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions Architect
One of the hottest and in-demand jobs in technology today is an IoT solutions architect. This is a leadership role charged with overseeing the strategy behind the design and deployment of IoT solutions.
In addition to this, an IoT solutions architect should have an understanding of Machine Learning, strong programming skills, and knowledge of hardware design.
He or she will also be responsible for leading as well as partaking in architecture and design-related activities, assisting with the development of the overall IoT ecosystem engagement based on the framework of the IoT Solution, and creating solution architecture requirements to meet business needs.
The average salary of an IoT Architect is $130,000 annually.
Big Data Engineer
There are about 2.5 quintillion bytes of data produced by internet users each day. Organizations are starting to invest heavily in Big data and AI in order to gain insights from such a huge amount of data.
This is why it is clearly the next in the list of highest paying IT jobs. A Big Data architect or engineer plans, develops and manages the deployment Big Data applications’ entire lifecycle.
A Big Data Engineer is required to understand Hadnoop, NoSQL, Spark as well as data warehousing technologies. Also, data visualization, programming and excellent communication skills are a must have.
A Big Data architect earns up $140,000 annually.
Next in the list is a Software Architect. A software architect is responsible for optimizing the whole process of software development, making design choices and dictating technical aspects such as coding, platforms and tools. They also identify a customer’s requirements and work to create prototypes.
A Software Architect would need to know how to carry out Data modelling. He or she also needs to have an understanding of software architecture and possess good programming and strong analytical skills.
The average annual salary of a software architect is more than $114,000.
A blockchain engineer specializes in the development and implementation of architecture and solutions using blockchain technology.
Statistics have it that worldwide spending on blockchain solutions is expected to exceed 15 billion by 2023 which means that there will high demand for blockchain experts, across different industries and geographies.
A blockchain engineer should have a solid background in programming and a thorough understanding of the Ripple, Ethereum, R3 and Bitcoin as well as crypto libraries and functions, consensus methodologies, and security protocol stacks, crypto libraries and functions.
Blockchain engineers earn over $150,000 annually.
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