The UK’s growing tech industry is now worth over $1 billion, making it the 3rd country to reach this milestone after China and the US, according to the government of the UK. With its impressive expansion, the UK tech sector provides many job opportunities with competitive salaries.
TechShielder, a renowned website on technology and online security, has evaluated data from Indeed’s Salary Guide to assist people to determine which tech jobs in the UK pay the most.
The table below ranks the top IT jobs in the UK by average salary:
|Job Title||Average Salary||Skills|
|Senior Software Engineer||£63,824||Strong programming skills, knowledge of software design patterns and architecture, experience with Agile development, cloud computing, and database management, strong problem-solving and mentorship abilities|
|Operations Engineer||£61,745||Operations analysis, mechanical skills and troubleshooting|
|Data Engineer||£60,731||Programming skills, statistics knowledge, analytical skills, and an understanding of big data technologies|
|Back End Developer||£57,550||Python, Java, SQL, NoSQL, and Git|
|Software Developer||£55,015||Programming languages, OOP/design patterns, databases, software testing, algorithms, Agile development, version control, and team communication|
|Net Developer||£52,677||C# and the .NET framework, ASP.NET, MVC, LINQ, SQL,|
|Software Engineer||£49,267||Software design patterns and architecture, experience with Agile development methodologies, database management, and version control systems|
|UX Designer||£45,305||User research, wireframing, prototyping, interaction design, user testing, design software (such as Sketch, Adobe XD, or Figma), user-centered design principles|
The best-paying IT jobs in the UK are mostly in software engineering and development. Whether you’re a seasoned computer expert or just a beginner, there’s plenty of room for advancement in the UK’s flourishing tech industry.
According to a TechShielder spokesperson, IT positions are in high demand in the UK. Vacancies in coding, software design, data analysis, and engineering pay high salaries because of the demand. However, more research is recommended for those seeking work in the tech sector.
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