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    The Nine Best Tech Jobs for 2015

    Glassdoor.com recently released its inaugural report highlighting the “25 Best Jobs in America for 2015.” The report identified specific jobs with the highest overall Glassdoor Job Score, which was determined by weighting three factors equally – earning potential, career opportunities, and the number of job openings. The Glassdoor Job Score is based on a 5-point scale (5.0=best job, 1.0=bad job).

    Given the strong job market IT pros have experienced over the past few years, it’s not surprising to find that a good portion of the top 25 jobs fall solidly into the technology field, including such jobs as software and mobile developers, data scientists, network engineers and project managers. In this slideshow, we’ve featured nine tech jobs Glassdoor has identified as part of its best jobs in America in 2015.

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    Top IT Jobs 2015

    Click through for the nine best tech jobs of 2015, as identified by Glassdoor.com.

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    Software Engineer

    Leading the tech pack, Software Engineer came in second on Glassdoor’s list with a Job Score of 4.6. There were 104,828 job openings listed on Glassdoor between Oct. 21, 2014 and Jan. 20, 2015. The average base salary was $98,074, and overall career opportunity rating was 3.3.

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    Database Administrator

    Second among tech jobs, Database Administrator came in seventh on Glassdoor’s list with a Job Score of 4.5. There were 9,790 job openings listed on Glassdoor between Oct. 21, 2014 and Jan. 20, 2015. The average base salary was $97,835, and overall career opportunity rating was 3.4.

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    Data Scientist

    Data Scientist, one of the hardest-to-fill positions, was third on the tech list and ninth overall with a Job Score of 4.4. There were 3,449 job openings listed on Glassdoor between Oct. 21, 2014 and Jan. 20, 2015. The average base salary was $104,476, and overall career opportunity rating was 3.8.

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    Solutions Architect

    Fourth in tech and eleventh overall, Solutions Architect, encompassing technologies such as Salesforce, Microsoft, SharePoint and cloud, had a Glassdoor Job Score of 4.4. There were 3,982 job openings listed on Glassdoor between Oct. 21, 2014 and Jan. 20, 2015. The average base salary was $121,657, and the overall career opportunity rating was 3.4.

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    QA Engineer

    With software, mobile and overall solution development on the fast track, QA Engineers are in high demand. QA Engineers make the list at fifth in tech with a Glassdoor Job Score of 4.3. There were 26.383 job openings listed on Glassdoor between Oct. 21, 2014 and Jan. 20, 2015. The average base salary was $77,499, and the overall career opportunity rating was 3.2.

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    Business Analyst

    Data analytics has become the life blood of many organizations and fuels the strategic decision-making process. Business Analysts join the best-jobs-of-2015 list with a Glassdoor Job Score of 4.3. There were 21,337 job openings listed on Glassdoor between Oct. 21, 2014 and Jan. 20, 2015. The average base salary was $74,638, and overall career opportunity rating was 3.2.

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    Network Engineer

    The dedicated individuals who keep our businesses functioning and data flowing join the tech list in seventh place. Network Engineers received a Glassdoor Job Score of 4.3. There were 14,092 job openings listed on Glassdoor between Oct. 21, 2014 and Jan. 20, 2015. The average base salary was $87,518, and overall career opportunity rating was 3.2.

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    IT Project Manager

    Businesses are once again growing, and IT Project Managers are needed to coordinate and move innovation and new system implementation. This job role received a Glassdoor Job Score of 4.3. There were 5,700 job openings listed on Glassdoor between Oct. 21, 2014 and Jan. 20, 2015. The average base salary was $103,710, and overall career opportunity rating was 3.2.

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    Mobile Developer

    Without a doubt, the world has gone app crazy. Be it games, personal apps or enterprise apps, Mobile Developers are in high demand. They join the list with a Glassdoor Job Score of 4.2. There were 4,651 job openings listed on Glassdoor between Oct. 21, 2014 and Jan. 20, 2015. The average base salary was $79,810, and overall career opportunity rating was 3.3.

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