Developers Dominate for Highest Paying Tech Jobs as Market Continues to Grow

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Posted 5/13/2016 3:02:01 PM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

Developers Dominate for Highest Paying Tech Jobs as Market Continues to Grow
A recent Forbes report shows that developers lead the way in overall compensation among tech jobs. In fact, the report shows that the top ten highest paying jobs are all for developer employment covering popular technologies and programming skills.

Here are the ten paying developer jobs with average salaries offered in the Forbes report:

Software Architect – $116,267
Data Scientist – $109,399
Devops Engineer – $106,045
Software Engineer – $98,304
Java Developer – $98,304
Mobile Developer – $96,133
Frontend Developer – $92,133
Software Developer – $87,185
Database Admin – $87,025
.Net Developer – $83,936

Another indication of how hot the developer job market is can be gleaned from commentary from CEO Mehul Patel,, which offers a platform for developers to engage individually with companies for job opportunities. In a blog post he recently commented that since the company’s inception in 2012, “We’ve had nearly half a million individuals apply to be a part of our marketplace. We’ve had more than 100,000 interview requests and $15 billion in offers.”

Further insight can be seen from a recent report by Robert Half Technology that outlines the top desired developer skillsets broken down over nine regions of the US. In that report, .Net development was the top desired skill in three out of nine regions of the US (West South Central, Mountain, and East South Central). You can read more about those findings at the link below.

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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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