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    10 Best Tech Jobs in the U.S. in 2016

    A recent Glassdoor survey found that 45 percent of respondents are planning to search for a new job in 2016. With a shortage in qualified applicants for in-demand tech positions, IT pros have the luxury of being selective about the jobs they choose. So which are the best tech jobs for 2016?

    Glassdoor has released their list of the top 25 jobs in the U.S. for 2016. From this list, we’ve pulled the top 10 tech jobs and featured them in this slideshow. The 25 best jobs were selected based on each job’s overall Glassdoor Job Score, which was determined using three key factors – earning potential based on median annual base salary, career opportunities rating and the number of job openings. The jobs that made the list stand out across all three categories.

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    2016’s Hot IT Jobs

    Click through for the top 10 tech jobs in the U.S. for 2016, as determined by Glassdoor.

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    Data Scientist

    Data scientists are a hot commodity right now. With structured and unstructured data growing at an exponential rate, organizations are in dire need of individuals who can mine complex data and provide advice based on statistical data.

    Job Openings: Over 1,700
    Median Base Salary: $116,840
    Career Opportunity: 4.1
    Job Score: 4.7

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    Solutions Architect

    Looking for a position that combines innovation, creativity and technical know-how? If so, a solutions architect position might be the answer. Solutions architects work with internal and external clients to identify business needs, develop solutions, and then oversee the implementation of those systems.

    Job Openings: Over 2,900
    Median Base Salary: $108,000
    Career Opportunity: 3.5
    Job Score: 4.6

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    Mobile Developer

    With the advent of the Apple iPhone, our culture changed. We now have access to everything and everyone nearly 24/7. While some may say we’re over connected, it’s critical for businesses to provide easy points of access for their customers. As such, mobile developers are in high demand.

    Job Openings: Over 2,200
    Median Base Salary: $90,000
    Career Opportunity: 3.8
    Job Score: 4.6

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    Software Engineer

    Software engineers play a critical role in an organization’s product development — whether it’s for internal or external clients – including development, consolidation, testing and implementation.

    Job Openings: Over 49,000
    Median Base Salary: $95,000
    Career Opportunity: 3.3
    Job Score: 4.5

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    Analytics Manager

    Analytics managers work to structure, manage and extract data from multiple sources. They then apply that statistical knowledge, as well as data modeling, to provide accurate information to answer business questions.

    Job Openings: Over 900
    Median Base Salary: $105,000
    Career Opportunity: 3.7
    Job Score: 4.5

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    Software Development Manager

    Software development managers are in charge of designing and developing new software systems, as well as modifying legacy systems with upgrades or to fix errors.

    Job Openings: Over 1,900
    Median Base Salary: $135,000
    Career Opportunity: 3.4
    Job Score: 4.4

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    QA Manager

    QA managers are responsible for product testing, including usability, security and compliance. QA managers need to have experience in resource allocation, change management and risk analysis, and have an extensive technical background.

    Job Openings: Over 3,700
    Median Base Salary: $85,000
    Career Opportunity: 3.4
    Job Score 4.4

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    UX Designer

    Working with marketing and sales, UX designers conceptualize, design and develop web or program interfaces focused on meeting user needs and ease-of-use. UX projects may be focused on mobile, web or desktop applications.

    Job Openings: Over 800
    Median Base Salary: $91,800
    Career Opportunity: 3.6
    Job Score: 4.3

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    Technical Account Manager

    Technical account managers bridge the gap between technical teams and internal or external business customers, focusing on developing solutions that will meet the needs of the client.

    Job Openings: Over 1,100
    Median Base Salary: $69,548
    Career Opportunity: 3.7
    Job Score: 4.2

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    Software Architect

    Software architects create customized software solutions for clients, and are often charged with developing standard coding practices.

    Job Openings: Over 600
    Median Base Salary: $130,000
    Career Opportunity: 3.4
    Job Score: 4.2

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