The highest paying UK IT jobs for 2019

IT is a very broad sector, with a range of high-paying jobs available for different skillsets. There is definitely a job out there for you based on your interests and area of expertise.

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So, without further adieu, here are the highest paying UK IT jobs in 2019. Take note!

Statistics on annual salaries are taken from IT Jobs Watch.

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Security

Security is a crucial part of every organisation, and salaries often reflect that. Generally people working in the security department investigate for any security attacks or potential breaches, ensuring that company data is kept secure.

The highest paying security jobs are:

Security Engineer: £60,000

Security Manager: £70,000

Security Architect: £77,500

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Big Data

From big data analysis to architecture, people in this field are required to have knowledge and skills around technologies like Hadoop, analytics software, Apache Spark and more.

The highest paying jobs are:

Big Data Architect: £97,500

Big Data Manager: £90,000

Data Architect: £85,000

Data science

Data science

People in this field use their knowledge of statistics and modelling to interpret complicated data from different sources. In order to succeed in this sector, they need three main skills: statistical reasoning, communication and programming.

The highest paying jobs, on average, are:

Data Scientist: £60,000
Data Architect: £85,000
Data Engineer: £65,000
Database Administrator: £50,000

IT manager

IT manager

An IT manager heads up business technology decisions, working with a team to meet tight deadlines and oversee new systems and developments.

The highest paying jobs are:

Senior IT Audit Manager: £75,000
IT Governance Manager:£60,000
IT Programme Manager: £75,000
IT Risk Manager: £63,000

Software development

Software development

Would you like to earn £50,000 per annum? Software developers can work in a variety of different industries from fashion to finance. While their main role is designing software and web applications, they are sometimes tasked with training staff, making new hires and overseeing the budget.

The highest paying jobs are:

Software Development Manager: £67,500
Software Engineer: £50,000
Software Engineering Manager: £80,000

Software architecture

Software architecture

Software architecture is different from software engineering. For example, architects need to interact with clients, product managers and developers in order to envision and model the designs that can be built.

The highest paying jobs are:

Software Architect: £82,500
Senior Software Architect: £82,500

Python

Python

An increasingly popular programming language, Python skills are in growing demand, with roles varying from developers, engineers, architects and more.

The highest paying jobs are:

Senior Python Engineer: £70,000
Python Team Lead: £75,000
Python Fintech Developer: £65,000

Project Management

Project Management

People in this field are tasked with overseeing projects from the planning stage right through to execution and feedback. It is an increasingly popular area of IT that has plenty of high paying jobs.

The highest paying jobs are:

Senior Project Manager: £60,000
Credit Risk Project Manager: £51,630
Project Management Director: £72,437

Devops

Devops

Devops professionals build a set of practices that improve the process of delivering software. This helps them to build, test, and release software faster and more reliably. Devops experts can expect to earn £40,652 per year. Not too shabby!

The highest paying jobs are:

Devops Engineer: £65,000
Senior Devops Engineer: £75,000
Devops Architect: £80,000

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services

It's no surprise that there is a range of highly paid jobs for AWS experts considering the popularity of the public cloud services platform.

The highest paying jobs are:

AWS Expert: £52,750
Infrastructure Architect: £68,750
AWS Solutions Architect: £92,500

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