The highest paying UK IT jobs for 2020

Find out the highest paying jobs across the IT and technology sector in the UK

IT is an ever-growing sector, with a wide range of jobs available from entry to expert-level skillsets, with a high level of well-paying roles.

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So, without further adieu, here are the highest paying UK IT jobs in 2020. Take note!

Statistics are based on the latest median average salaries 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 attacks or potential breaches, ensuring that company data is kept secure.

The highest paying security jobs are:

Security Engineer: £60,000

Security Manager: £67,500

Security Architect: £80,000

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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 - among others - like Hadoop, analytics software, and Apache Spark.

The highest paying jobs are:

Data Architect: £78,500

Big Data Architect: £82,500

Big Data Manager: £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:

Database Administrator: £48,000

Data Scientist: £62,500

Data Engineer: £70,000

Data Architect: £78,500

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:

IT Governance Manager: £55,000

IT Programme Manager: £77,500

Senior IT Audit Manager: £80,000

IT Risk Manager: £80,000

Software development

Software development

Would you like to earn £50,000 per annum? Software developers can work in pretty much every industry, 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 Engineer: £55,000

Software Development Manager: £70,000

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: £65,000
Senior Software Architect: £85,000

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:

Python Team Lead: £62,500

Python Fintech Developer: £65,000

Python Engineer: £75,000

Project Management

Project Management

People in this field are tasked with overseeing projects from the planning stage right through to execution and feedback.

The highest paying jobs are:

Credit Risk Project Manager: £60,000

Senior Project Manager: £65,000

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.

The highest paying jobs are:

Devops Engineer: £67,500

Senior Devops Engineer: £75,000

Devops Architect: £82,500

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:

Infrastructure Architect: £72,500

AWS Solutions Architect: £80,000

AWS Expert: £82,000

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