Top 5 highest-paying IT job roles and average salaries in 2021

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The COVID-led lockdown has halted the whole world and professionals are working from home. If you are willing to switch into a more challenging and rewarding job role, now is the time to decide which profile to approach. We explored through JobBuzz, the employer rating portal to find out the average salary of professionals for top-paying job roles in the IT industry.

Mentioned below are the top 5 demanding careers in the IT sector with the simplified description of major roles and responsibilities, and the expected annual income.

1. Software Developers

A software developer is responsible to design, test, and develop an innovative program for the ultimate benefit of the company, and can be categorised into application software developer and system software developer. Applications or programs – such as word processors and games – are created by the application software developers for users, whereas, system software developers are more focused on creating systems to strengthen existing programs by building large networks.

To develop a software, coding is the primary skill that a software developer must possess. Developers’ work is not limited to preparing flow charts, drafts and designing the software but other essential roles include carefully testing the designed model, future upgrades, and making sure it is functioning appropriately.

For all the hard work, a software developer earns an average salary of INR. 4,90,000 annually.

2. Computer Network Engineers

Computer network engineers build network systems using information technology, to enable each employee of the company to connect with the system easily. You can also call them network architects. As per the company’s requirement and network’s complexity, one or more engineers work together to build data networks like local area networks (LAN), wide area network (WAN), intranets, and extranets. Moreover, they are asked to analyse the need of communication, hardware and wiring in different areas, stick to the newest technology, map the networking plan and get it approved.

Within the range from INR. 3,60,000 to INR. 5,80,000 is obtained per annum by an average computer network engineer.

3. IT Project Managers

A project manager is a well-organised and an encouraging leader for the team of software engineers. Thus, they possess unbeatable understanding towards the information technology projects. Their major roles consist of good planning, organising, being resourceful, efficient budgeting and fulfilling company’s personal IT goals like software development, network upgradation, hardware installations. Moreover, a good project manager considers a change as an opportunity and makes the best use of it.

You may expect INR. 10,00,000 to 15,00,000 per annum as an IT project manager.

4. Web Developers

A web developer works consistently and creatively by using several programming languages for writing lines of code and creates an innovative website for the sake of the company. It is quite difficult for a web developer to translate a standard language into a computer language on a regular basis but work is work. Therefore, excellent command over coding, problem-solving skills, and good communication, are altogether considered as mandatory skills for a web developer.

A web developer earns INR. 3,52,000 per annum on an average in India.

5. Database Administrators

Another valuable profession in the IT sector to follow is database administration. As a database administrator, you will be asked to create and collect the data to conduct regular operations in an organisation. Additionally, the profession calls for regular database updates, save the gathered data, protect the data, resolve problems as soon as possible. This profession requires extreme alertness among the staff as the gathered data involves sensitive information that should only be accessed by the company itself or the government officials, meanwhile accounting privacy and security of the information.

One can expect an annual income of INR. 4,95,000 as a database administrator.

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