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What are the highest paying IT jobs in the UK in 2019?

By Samantha Allen 16 Aug 2019

There’s no doubt that learning and developing new skills will lead to better career prospects and better paying job roles. IT jobs are only becoming more and more in demand as the world embraces technology more. So what’s the most valuable IT skill to learn? We review 5 of the most well-paid IT jobs in the UK right now. Read on to find out more about these valuable IT jobs and how to learn them.

1. Chief Data Architect

What is a Chief Data Architect?

A Chief Data Architect is responsible for building and maintaining an organisation’s database, and sets the vision for the organisation’s use of data. As a Data Architect you would create database solutions, evaluate requirements, and prepare design reports.

Read more about the role of a Chief Data Architect HERE.

What is the average salary for a Chief Data Architect?

According to ITJobsWatch the typical UK salary for Chief Data Architects in 2019 is £200,000 per year. This has increased over the last few years, from £125,000 in 2018 and £120,000 in 2017.

The average UK salary for Data Architect jobs according to https://www.cwjobs.co.uk/salary-checker/average-data-architect-salary is £85,000 per year in 2019.

Book a training course to learn Data Architecture HERE.

2. Sales Director

What is a Sales Director?

A Sales Director is responsible for meeting targets and keeping the sales team motivated. Sales directors are usually responsible for managing all sales efforts, strategically launching new products or services into the market and ensuring customer service standards are continually high.

What is the average salary for a Sales Director?

According to ITJobsWatch the typical UK salary for Regional Sales Directors in 2019 is £140,000 per year. This has increased over the last few years, from £110,000 in 2017.

The average UK salary for Sales jobs according to https://www.cwjobs.co.uk/salary-checker/average-sales-salary is £52,500 per year in 2019.

Book a training course to learn Sales Director skills HERE.

3. Head of Risk Analytics

What is Risk Analytics or Risk Analysis?

Risk analytics (or risk analysis) is a technique used to assess and identify factors that could jeopardise the success of a project. By using analytics to measure, quantify, and predict risk, leaders can make better decisions and create strategies based on data-driven insights, rather than relying purely on intuition.

What is the average salary for a Head of Risk Analytics?

According to ITJobsWatch the typical UK salary for Head of Risk Analytics in 2019 is £140,000 per year. This has increased over the last few years, from £105,000 in 2018.

The average UK salary for Business Analyst jobs according to https://www.cwjobs.co.uk/salary-checker/average-business-analyst-salary is £61,818 per year in 2019.

Book a training course to learn Management of Risk (M_o_R®) skills HERE.

4. C++ Developer

What is C++?

C is the base language of most advanced computer languages, so if you can master C programming you can then easily learn a variety of other languages. The popularity and versatility of C has resulted in a range of spin-off languages, including C++. 

C++ is a good language to learn once you’ve mastered another language. For example, if you already know Java, you can take THIS COURSE to learn C++.

What is the average salary for a C++ Developer?

According to ITJobsWatch the typical UK salary for Low Latency C++ Developers in 2019 is £120,000 per year. This has increased over the last few years, from £105,000 in 2018.

The average UK salary for C++ jobs according to https://www.cwjobs.co.uk/salary-checker/average-c++-salary is £52,500 per year in 2019.

Book a training course to learn C++ skills HERE.

5. UI Programmer

What is a UI Developer?

UI is short for user interface. UI Developers or Programmers are usually part of the UX (User Experience) team. The role of a UI Developer is to convert design files into code using languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (JS).

What is the average salary for a UI Programmer?

According to ITJobsWatch the typical UK salary for Head of Risk Analytics in 2019 is £127,500 per year. This has increased over the last few years, from £50,000 in 2018 and £40,000 in 2017.

The average UK salary for User Experience jobs according to https://www.cwjobs.co.uk/salary-checker/average-user-experience-salary is £57,500 per year in 2019.

Book a training course to learn HTML skills HERE, and book a training course to learn UX skills HERE.

So what’s next?

There are countless IT skills available to learn and master, and you won’t go wrong with any of them necessarily.

Whether you have existing skills you’d like to build on, or want to upskill in something new altogether, Go.Courses can help you find the right training for your business and career development. Browse our courses online, or drop us a message to have a chat about your needs.

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