Tech Stats That Will Get You Paid
I hope everyone is still staying safe and healthy during this time. I wanted to make a post about Tech stats, so people will have a better understanding of what to expect in the industry, how things are changing, and to have a better idea of what locations are the best to live in.
I have pulled out information from Dice’s 2020 Tech Report. You will be able to access the full report by clicking on the link at the bottom of the post.
Average Tech Salaries by Metro Area
When choosing a job location typically you want to live in an area that has a consistent year or year growth or strong growth. This job growth is fueled by companies moving into to area and the need for more skilled qualified professionals.
Dice has determined that Columbus, OH , St. Louis, MO , Atlanta, GA , Denver, CO , Dallas-Ft Worth, TX , and San Diego are the emerging tech hub markets to pay attention to.
Average Tech Salaries by Occupation
I want to highlight the occupations that saw the highest salary jump. Sales Engineers average salary rose by 21.8% , Technical Recruiters rose by 12% (this is a sleeper field that is in tech but doesn’t require tech skills), Data Scientist rose by 11.4%, Security Engineer rose by 9.5%, UI/UI Designer rose by 7.5%.
I’d also pay close attention to the occupations that saw declines of 4% or more. This could be an indication of a lack of demand in the future, but we won’t be too sure until the 2021 report is released.
Highest Average Tech Salaries by Skill
Here is a closer look at some key occupations
Average Salaries Based on Experience
From 2018 to 2019 , mid-level professionals saw the largest salary jump by 7.23%