The Top 10 In-Demand Skills of 2017 

In today’s world of technology and all it brings one can be confused as to which path to follow career-wise. Here is a list of the top 10 in-demand skills of 2017, according to LinkedIn, that will see you in great demand in the technological space with a more-than-above average salary!

10. STORAGE SYSTEMS AND MANAGEMENT

storage systems skillsWhat it entails: Improving computer data storage and access.

STORAGE SYSTEMS AND MANAGEMENT Salaries for 2017:

(A) Big Data Engineer $135,000 – $ 196,000

(B) Database Manager $122,250 – $ 177,000

(C) Database Developer $108,000 – $ 161,500

(D) Database Administrator $ 98,500 – $ 148,500

(E) Data Analyst/Report Writer $ 77,500 – $ 118,750

(F) Data Architect $131,250 – $ 184,000

(G) Data Modeler $111,000 – $ 161,500

(H) Data Scientist $116,000 – $ 163,500

(I) Data Warehouse Manager $129,000 – $ 179,000

(J) Data Warehouse Analyst $107,500 – $ 155,750

9. SEO/SEM MARKETING

SEO SEM SkillsWhat it entails: Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing to improve web search rankings and increase website traffic.

SEO/SEM MARKETING Salaries for 2017:

(A) SEO Specialist $29,398 – $63,067

(B) SEO Manager $42,543 – $92,552

(C) SEM Specialist $31,717 – $65,730

(D) SEM Manager $40,783 – $98,357

8. DATA PRESENTATION

big data skillsWhat it entails: Employers increasingly need people who can organize data so it’s easy to understand.

DATA PRESENTATION Salaries for 2017:

(A) Big Data Engineer $135,000 – $ 196,000

(B) Database Manager $122,250 – $ 177,000

(C) Database Developer $108,000 – $ 161,500

(D) Database Administrator $ 98,500 – $ 148,500

(E) Data Analyst/Report Writer $ 77,500 – $ 118,750

(F) Data Architect $131,250 – $ 184,000

(G) Data Modeler $111,000 – $ 161,500

(H) Data Scientist $116,000 – $ 163,500

(I) Data Warehouse Manager $129,000 – $ 179,000

(J) Data Warehouse Analyst $107,500 – $ 155,750

(K) Business Intelligence Analyst $118,000 – $ 171,750

(L) Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Specialist $ 77,500 – $ 118,750

(M) Portal Administrator $ 96,000 – $ 138,750

7. MOBILE DEVELOPMENT

mobile development skills What it entails: Skills like App development fit into the ‘Mobile Development’ category.

MOBILE DEVELOPMENT salaries for 2017:

(A) Manager $107,750 – $ 167,250

(B) Project Manager $ 97,250 – $ 151,750

(C) Systems Analyst $ 84,500 – $ 125,000

(D) Applications Architect $124,500 – $ 178,750

(E) Business Systems Analyst $ 86,250 – $ 127,000

(F) CRM Business Analyst $ 89,500 – $ 132,250

(G) CRM Technical Developer $100,000 – $ 146,000

(H) Developer/Programmer Analyst $ 83,000 – $ 143,250

(I) ERP Business Analyst $ 95,000 – $ 137,750

(J) ERP Technical/Functional Analyst $100,000 – $ 146,250

(K) ERP Technical Developer $102,750 – $ 154,250

(L) Lead Applications Developer $115,000 – $ 167,000

(M) Mobile Applications Developer $118,750 – $ 182,250

(N) Technical Writer $ 56,500 – $ 89,250

6. NETWORK AND INFORMATION SECURITY

cyber security skillsWhat it entails: As the Internet of Things develops, security is becoming more important, so the demand for people with security skills are in high demand.

NETWORK AND INFORMATION SECURITY Salaries for 2017:

(A) Data Security Analyst $118,250 – $169,000

(B) Systems Security Administrator $110,500 – $157,500

(C) Network Security Administrator $107,750 – $155,250

(D) Network Security Engineer $115,500 – $162,500

(E) Information Systems Security Manager $136,000 – $191,750

5. USER INTERFACE DESIGN

UX design skillsWhat it entails: Creating software that people interact with is becoming more important.

USER INTERFACE DESIGN Salaries for 2017:

(A) Product Manager $107,750 – $159,000

(B) Software Engineer $108,250 – $164,500

(C) Software Developer $ 93,000 – $155,000

4. MIDDLEWARE AND INTEGRATION SOFTWARE

middleware skillsWhat it entails: Middleware enables communication between software programs.

MIDDLEWARE AND INTEGRATION SOFTWARE Salaries for 2017:

(A) Network Architect $125,000 – $183,000

(B) Network Manager $102,250 – $153,000

(C) Network Engineer $ 99,000 – $146,250

(D) Wireless Network Engineer $113,250 – $158,000

(E) Network Administrator $ 78,000 – $117,750

(F) Pre-Sales Engineer/Technical Engineer $ 92,250 – $140,000

(G) Telecommunications Manager $ 90,000 – $130,000

(H) Telecommunications Specialist $ 63,000 – $ 98,000

(I) Product Manager $107,750 – $159,000

(J) Software Engineer $108,250 – $164,500

(K) Software Developer $ 93,000 – $155,000

3. WEB ARCHITECTURE AND DEVELOPMENT

web-devWhat it entails: Building websites that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional.

WEB DEVELOPMENT Salaries for 2017:

(A) Senior Web Developer $116,250 – $161,500

(B) Web Developer $ 82,750 – $135,500

(C) Front-End Web Developer $ 83,250 – $119,500

(D) Web Administrator $ 70,750 – $111,500

(E) Web Designer $ 70,500 – $118,000

(F) E-Commerce Analyst $ 92,000 – $135,000

2. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS AND DATA MINING

data analysis skillsWhat it entails: Employers increasingly need people to find and make sense of data of the data they collect in order to make educated business decisions.

STATISTICAL ANALYSIS AND DATA MINING Salaries for 2017:

(A) Big Data Engineer $135,000 – $ 196,000

(B) Database Manager $122,250 – $ 177,000

(C) Database Developer $108,000 – $ 161,500

(D) Database Administrator $ 98,500 – $ 148,500

(E) Data Analyst/Report Writer $ 77,500 – $ 118,750

(F) Data Architect $131,250 – $ 184,000

(G) Data Modeler $111,000 – $ 161,500

(H) Data Scientist $116,000 – $ 163,500

(I)Data Warehouse Manager $129,000 – $ 179,000

(J)Data Warehouse Analyst $107,500 – $ 155,750

And the number 1 skill in demand:

1. CLOUD AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING

cloud computing skillsWhat it entails: People who can develop and maintain these networks are the most in-demand.

CLOUD AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING Salaries for 2017:

(A) Cloud Engineer $117,928-$153,472

(B) Network Engineer $43,329 – $102,809

 

 

What I gather from all this information is that if you have skills, an aptitude for and love of technology, then these are definitely the fields you want to go into as technology can only progress – including your salary!

*All salary information was taken out of the RH 2017 SALARY GUIDE FOR TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS

  • https://www.roberthalf.com/technology/salary-center-for-technology-professionals
  • http://www.payscale.com/
  • http://www.indeed.com