The coronavirus may have slowed down most of the global economy—but the tech industry is still booming. If you are looking to increase your current salary, then a career in the tech industry is where you need to go. Don’t have the coding skills yet? No problem. You can learn everything you need to know in a matter of a few months through a coding bootcamp.
Not tech-inclined? Check out a career in tech sales. As high caliber software has become one of the most necessary components of running a successful remote-based business, the need for software as a service (Saas) salespeople has increased as well.
Let’s take a look at the top five tech salaries during the age of the coronavirus.
A software developer is one of the most critical roles within the tech industry, and as such, it pays accordingly. Software developers are tasked with designing, building, and maintaining the software that is running today’s remote-based workforce.
Most software programs are written in one of four main programming languages. These are Java, C++, Python, and Sacla. If this is a career path you are looking to go down, then you will need an in-depth knowledge of these programming languages. You can learn the coding skills necessary to become a software developer through a coding bootcamp.
Software developers earn an average salary of $72,000, with more senior and management positions earning as high as $150,000 annually.
Information Security Engineer
Information security engineers are tasked with developing the security infrastructure that protects the data of companies and their customers. Their work is becoming increasingly important as more companies are running on a strictly remote basis.
Hackers are always lurking in the background. It is the job of Information security engineers to make sure the data they protect does not fall into the wrong hands. To do this, many of these engineers try to hack into their own servers to make sure they are airtight. This is known as “white hat hacking.”
Some companies even host hackathons. These are public events in which tech pros compete in trying to hack into a company’s database. This is a great way for companies to make sure their security infrastructure is sturdy, and to fix any potential weak spots that might expose their own data, or their customer’s.
An Information security engineer stands to earn an average salary of $95,000 per year.
Looking to cash in on the riches of the industry without learning how to code? Then a career in tech sales might be just right for you. New and improved software is being created every day, and companies need talented sales pros to make sure the product gets into the hands of consumers.
Subscription-based software sales is typically referred to as “Software as a Service” or Saas for short. SaaS is one the biggest sales niches there is, and top reps can make well into the six figures.
Another term in tech sales is “enterprise sales.” This is the process of selling a tech product at an organization level to some of the biggest companies around. You will likely be selling to some serious decision-makers, with key targets being C-suite executives. It typically takes a while to become an enterprise account executive, but the commissions are well worth the time you put into getting there.
Enterprise architects are the computer science pros responsible for building out the IT infrastructure for the company. This involves the databases, server management, software, and other IT necessities. These are likely some of the most top-level IT professionals within a single organization.
Some smaller companies opt to outsource all of their IT operations. In this case, a third-party IT management company may set up and maintain all of the IT operations for their clients.
Enterprise architects earn an average salary of $145,000 per year.
An applications architect is usually a niched in-house position. These programmers will design and build proprietary applications for their company. Sometimes companies will decide to sell their copyrighted applications to other companies. The tech sales pros we just mentioned will make this happen. A skilled applications architect can make up to $140,000 annually.