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The Most In-Demand Roles in Tech This 2022

May 13, 2022 04:20 PM
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Looking to break into a career working within tech?

Not a bad idea, considering technology underpins every corner of society and its use will only grow with the coming of the 'metaverse' and our increased reliance on remote connection, streamlining and documentation of processes, innovation, and data analytics.

This year, the top trending occupations within technology include: 

  • Developer/Programmer
  • IT Project Manager
  • Cloud Architect
  • Business Analyst
  • Security Analyst/Architect
  • Business Systems/ Data Analyst
  • Network Engineer 
  • Quality Assurance Specialist

Here's what you will do working in each of these roles and how much you can get paid:


As a developer or programmer you interpret technical specifications, designs, flow charts, and sometimes creative briefs, and use code and other tools to adapt or build software applications. In fact, you may be in charge of constructing the specifications, in the first place. Once the work is complete, you are responsible for testing your prototype and design thinking to ensure it is well executed and identify growth opportunity areas. 

Salary range: $60,000 - $125,000 + annually

IT Project Manager

As an IT project manager you oversee, delegate, and ensure smooth reaching of an organization and its departments' IT goals. This requires an advanced knowledge of computers, systems, networks, resource planning, budgeting, and more.

Salary range: $77,000 - $135,000+ annually

Cloud Architect

Cloud architects are specialists in data storage fundamentals, Java, networks, security foundations, front-and-back-end technologies, big data, and more, in order to design and oversee the functionality supporting cloud computing at an organization.

Salary range: The average base pay for this role is $125,000 +

Business Analyst

In this role, you will analyze the existing conditions of a company's profits and processes in order to identify growth opportunity areas, and then work within the various departments and teams to get 'buy in' on the new direction and implement the strategy for growth.

Salary range: $75,000 - $150,000 +

Security Analyst/Architect

Security analysts and architects seek to build against, identify, prevent, and support overcoming security breaches within a company's IT systems.

Salary range: $81,000 +

Business Systems/Data Analyst

In this role, in essence, you solve the problems or hurdles a company is experiencing within their IT systems by identifying the issue and working through the technology and/or data to strategize and implement processes that fill opportunity areas and improve outcomes.

Salary range: $82,000 - $106,000

Network Engineer

As a network engineer you will design the networks that empower data to pass between systems, people, and workflows.

Salary range: $72,000 - $100,000 +

Quality Assurance Specialist

In this role, you work to monitor, test, and recommend changes to ensure that a company's final tech products meet their standards of excellence.

Salary range: $45,000 - $100,000 +