The UK’s highest-paying tech jobs in 2022

highest-paying tech jobs

When searching for a new job, there are a few key things that you need to consider. Do you want to work remotely? Do you prefer a startup or corporate environment? And, how much compensation do you have in mind?

Of course, salary isn’t everything. Sometimes you can be won over by perks, equity, or even the promise of a really great mentor. However, it’s still something that needs to be considered.

A recent study showed that salary and benefits are the most important part of a job spec, with qualifications, job details, and performance goals all being viewed as less important.

With the cost of living rising, we predict that many people will be exploring their options and debating whether or not they should move on to greener pastures. So, before you consider making a move, take a look at the UK’s highest-paying tech jobs for 2022 based on the Indeed Salary Calculator.

Big data architect

Average salary: £57,630

Big data architects draw up plans that large organisations can then use to manage their data systems. They work hard to ensure data security and compliance – and as you can imagine, this is a rapidly growing field as big data continues to expand into new areas.

Key skills:

  • Data visualisation, data migration, and data modelling
  • Knowledge of systems development
  • Knowledge of programming languages Python, C/C++, Java, and Perl.

Find all the latest big data roles on the UKTN job board.

Java developer

Average salary: £65,599

Java is used widely, particularly by large organisations so java developers are always in high demand. As this is such a varied field, their daily roles can be different from one company to the next, but their role will usually include owning a particular application or working on a few applications at one time.

Key skills:

  • Expert knowledge of Java-based web services
  • Adaptability
  • Attention to detail

Interested? Check out java developer roles here.

DevOps engineer

Average salary: £67,386

A returning entry to the highest-paying tech jobs list is that of DevOps engineers. IT professionals who work with software developers, admin staff, and lots of other departments to oversee code releases or deployments, DevOps can work in a variety of different sectors from online media to online banking. 

Key skills:

  • Excellent monitoring and reporting skills
  • Knowledge of Git, Jenkins, Linux, or Unix system administration
  • Excellent communication skills.

Looking for a DevOps Engineering role? Find out more here.

Cloud architect

Average salary: £74,620

Cloud architecture is a relatively new entry to the list, but its rise to prominence has been determined by a skills shortage in this field. In a nutshell, a cloud architect is responsible for overseeing a company’s cloud computing strategy. They are responsible for developing cloud architecture, crafting a cloud strategy, and cloud management and monitoring.

Key skills:

  • Experience with programming languages such as Python, Ruby, and Elixir
  • Leadership skills
  • Knowledge of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, or Google cloud platform,

Find your next cloud architect role online today.

Cybersecurity architect

Average salary: £91,679

A security architect is a senior-level employee who is responsible for designing, building, and maintaining a company’s IT system and all its relevant parts. Like white hat hackers, they usually anticipate cyberattacks and proactively stop them before they can occur. Cybersecurity is a constantly growing field so we expect this role will continue to be in high demand for many years to come.

Key skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of computing networking systems
  • Management skills
  • General knowledge of malware analysis.

Cybersecurity roles are available on the UKTN Job Board.

Chief technology officer

Average salary: £108,231

This entry will come as no surprise. As one of the most senior IT employees in an organisation, it makes sense that CTOs are one of the highest-paying tech jobs. But what exactly do they do day-to-day? They are responsible for managing technology within a company, including everything from overseeing the cybersecurity strategy to contributing to product development. A CTO will be managing multiple teams and therefore need to have a solid understanding of all the technology needs of the company, as well as the business goals.

Key skills:

  • Project management
  • Leadership skills and strategic thinking
  • Security and privacy management.

Discover a whole host of CTO opportunities here.

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This article is part of a paid partnership with careers marketplace Jobbio to share the most exciting UK tech jobs with UKTN readers.