Software Quality Assurance Engineer
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), those working in the field of software development, including QA testers, can expect a 24% employment growth from 2016-2026. It’s expected that more than 22,000 jobs should be added from 2016 through 2026.
The median annual salary for QA testers can range between $100,080 – $106,860, depending on whether one is working with software or applications. Those employed by software publishers tend to be among the top paid in the industry. California ($120,710 – $128,800) is one of the top states in the U.S. for QA tester mean annual wages (BLS).
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that the employment of computer and information research scientists, including data analysts, is projected to grow 11% from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects for computer scientists are likely to be excellent, because many companies report difficulties finding these highly skilled workers.
The average annual salary for data analysts in the United States sums up to $65,245 per year, and for data scientists is $120,655 per year (indeed.com).
The LinkedIn Workforce Report reports that, in the USA, demand for these professional figures has grown sixfold compared to five years ago, and data analysts will continue to be the most sought after profiles over the next five years. This is further confirmed by IBM, which claims that the annual demand for data scientists, data developers and data engineers will lead to 700,000 new recruitments by 2020.
A study in 2018 by PWC predicted that “There will be 2.7 million job postings for data analyst and data science roles by 2020”.
Network & System Administrator
The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the median annual salary for Network and Computer Systems Administrator is $87,070 per year and $41.86 per hour. Expected increase in job openings is about 5% between 2018-2028, which is as fast as the average for all occupations. Demand for information technology (IT) workers is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks. California is one of the top paying states with annual mean wage of $115,670, whereas the New York metropolitan area has the highest employment level of 28,220.