The Top Paying Jobs In IT

The Top Paying Jobs In IT

The Top Paying Jobs In IT

Thinking about a career in IT? There is a huge demand for IT professionals at all levels in Ireland and abroad. Along with the growing demand from businesses and governments seeking digital solutions, there is also a need for cybersecurity

The technology sector offers some of the Top Paying Jobs In IT currently available. They are also known as some of the best providers of benefits including private health care, pensions, subsidized or free on-site food and drink as well as free access to leisure centres and discounted employee rates for activities and attractions. In addition, a lot of tech companies offer flexible working practices which can help you lead a better work/life balance.

If you are thinking about a role in IT, here are the Top Paying Jobs In IT:

Software Architect

The average pay for a Software Architect in Ireland is €70,000 per year but a senior software architect can earn up to €180,000. Most professionals in this role have more than five years experience in related jobs.

The role of a software architect can vary but essentially they create customized software solutions such as web services, user interfaces, coding programs, and databases. They are often responsible for creating standard coding practices and programs for other software designers within their company.

Software architects are proficient in various operating systems such as Windows, iOS and Linus, and are able to work with a range of software frameworks and programming languages such as JavaScript, HTML, JQuery, C++, .NET and others.

Data Scientist

The average pay for a data scientist in Ireland is €52,000 but professionals can earn up to €100,000.

IT data scientists are responsible for mining complex data and providing systems-related advice for their company. They must have a good understanding of statistics and be familiar with statistical tests. If you are interviewing for a large company as a data scientist you will want to be familiar with machine learning methods. This the field of computer science that gives computer systems the ability to “learn” with data without being explicitly programmed.

Data scientists need to have a proficiency in a statistical programming language, such as R or Python. And a database querying language like SQL. They will work with other IT professionals to manage statistical data and create models based on the needs of their company. 

Software Engineer

The average pay for a software engineer is €42,000 with the potential earnings up to €90,000. A software engineer is responsible for the practical development of the software functions created by a software design team. They are involved in the design and development of different types of software- for operating systems and network distributions and software for compilers. Software engineers must have strong programming, analytical and problem-solving skills. To work as a software engineer, a person must hold a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering or computer science.

Mobile Applications Developer

The average salary for a mobile applications developer in Ireland is €35,000, with the potential to earn up to €70,000 or more depending on the role. Mobile app developers create and develop mobile apps. They are proficient in technologies and programming languages such as C++, Objective-C, wireless technologies, PHP, MS/SQL, Adobe, Java and HTML. They will have a good practical knowledge of the platforms for the apps, including smartphones and tablets, desktops.

Java Developer

A Java Developer earns an average salary of €40,484 per year in Ireland. However, they can earn up to €70,000 or higher depending on the role. Java developers test and document software for client applications. They write, modify and debug software and write code to create single-threat or UI applications. Java developers must know technologies such as Hibernate or JPA, SOAP-based Web Services (JAX-WS) and Unit (or other Unit Testing framework) to name a few.