Top 10 Most In-Demand IT Job Titles

    Although the U.S. economy remains stagnant, the field of computer science continues to grow. According to the U.S Department of Labor, the level of employment for computer scientists is expected to increase 19 percent from 2010 to 2020, and this increase correlates directly with the demand for college graduates with a degree in this field.  According to, the average salary for the most in-demand job titles for computer science majors is approximately $88,909. See where demand is highest for technolgoy careers.

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    Click through for the top 10 most in-demand tech jobs, as identified by

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    According to Webopedia, a software engineer is often confused with a programmer, but the two are vastly different disciplines. While a programmer creates the codes that make a program run, a software engineer creates the designs the programmer implements.

    Average salary: $93,000

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    According to Wikipedia, systems engineering deals with work-processes and tools to manage risks on projects, and it overlaps with both technical and human-centered disciplines such as control engineering, industrial engineering, organizational studies, and project management.

    Average salary: $91,000

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    Software developers design, develop and maintain the operation of database-driven ASP .NET/C# Web applications, with a specific emphasis on usability, performance and scalability. Additional responsibilities include programming objects, events, and functions, as well as adhering and contributing to development policies and procedures.

    Average salary: $89,000

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    Java developers create and support Web-based Java applications, Web services and Web interfaces. Other responsibilities include server-side component design, reviewing and understanding business requirements, developing and enhancing product offerings, and ensuring that development tasks are completed within the timeline provided.

    Average salary: $98,000

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    Business analysts are responsible and accountable for all business aspects (i.e., technical, operation, economical) of the requirements and analysis phase of a project. They are also responsible for ensuring that the final deliverable of a software development project meets all of the intended needs of the business. They act as the primary resource in the requirements phase of a project and the primary business representative in the design and development phases of the project.

    Average salary: $84,000

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    NET developers design and build applications using the Microsoft .NET Web services development framework. Other responsibilities include providing clear technical documentation and supporting production Web applications.

    Average salary: $91,000

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    The Web developer’s role is to build the operations end of the organization’s websites and keep them running smoothly. This includes designing, building, and implementing new Web pages and sites; integrating sites with back-end applications; migrating legacy applications to the Web; and performing day-to-day administration of the organization’s Web portfolio. Use of a variety of Web development languages is required.

    Average salary: $82,000

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    According to Webopedia, computer systems administrators install, maintain, and support an organization’s information technology systems. They test system components to ensure that computers, software, and network equipment function seamlessly together. Systems administrators may be in charge of the company’s LAN, WAN, intranet or Internet systems. Some administrators focus on specialist roles such as network security, IT audit, or system upgrade research.

    Average salary: $77,000

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    The role of the project manager is to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. The project manager will also define the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle.

    Average salary: $93,000

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    According to Webopedia, a network engineer, also known as network architect, designs and implements computer networks. Unlike network administrators, who perform day-to-day support, the network engineer focuses on high-level design and planning. Network engineers select the appropriate data communications components and configure them to meet user and corporate needs. The construction of a reliable and high-performing network integrating LAN, WAN, Internet, and intranet components entails network modeling and analysis.

    Average salary: $91,000

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