Highest Paying IT Jobs in Washington, D.C.
02/23/21 by Motion Recruitment
The technology sector in Washington, D.C. boasts unique and abundant opportunities for IT professionals across disciplines and industries. Statistics show a large gap between tech talent supply and demand in the Nation's Capital. Researchers predict by 2025, the supply gap will reach 50% for tech talent and roughly 67% for tech adjacent talent.
Skilled technology professionals in the district can work for government agencies, join one of the many startups to watch in 2021 or excel at a tech giant who calls the DMV home. Most recently, Amazon once again expanded it's Arlington, Virginia campus and is slated to add 25,000 new jobs to the area; 50% of those jobs being technology-focused. The tech giant's choice to build it's new headquarters just outside of D.C. was strategic, with the city at the top of the ranks for growing and attracting top tech talent.
So what does this mean for tech salaries in the Nation's Capital for 2021? While a few questions surrounding challenges presented in 2020 remain unanswered, one thing is for certain: the tech hiring landscape in D.C. is as competitive as ever, presenting great opportunities for growth in tech innovation, careers and salaries.
In this flourishing tech hub, there are numerous opportunities both for tech employers to find top talent, and for tech professionals to find competitive and niche opportunities. Our IT Salaries for 2021 provide a deeper look into D.C.'s unique market and highlight the tech market trends, insights and salary data you need to know.
Want a glimpse into D.C.'s tech salary trends? Continue reading for an overview of the highest paying tech jobs in the most demanding tech sectors.
According to Evans Data Corporation, the worldwide Software Developer population is expected to grow from 23.9 million in 2019, to 28.7 million in 2024. This steady increase in Software Developers comes from increasing demand for professionals that is still not met, leaving many Software Developer roles in high demand. Those roles include:
Full Stack Software Developer Salaries
Salary Range: $125,298 - $155,391
Salary Range: $142,939 - 171,526
Salary Range: $147,868 - $185,656
Salary Range: $117,378 - $166,738
According to Global Channel Chief at Google, Carolee Gearhart, “Gartner is estimating that by 2021, 75 percent of midsize and large organizations will have adopted multi-cloud or a hybrid strategy." Enterprise companies are embracing a multi-cloud or hybrid-cloud offering where they can get the best out of each solution. Related roles include:
Cloud Architect Salaries
Salary Range: $144,908 - 170,740
DevOps Architect Salaries
Salary Range: $145,896 - $177,441
DevOps Engineer Salaries
Salary Range: $123,626 - $154,386
Infrastructure and Security Architect Salaries
Salary Range: $142,768 - $164,626
Data Scientist – The hot job of the 21st century. With the amount of data in the world predicted to reach a whopping 175 zettabytes by 2025, it's no surprise that the demand for data professionals has increased. Data Scientists and related roles have become some of the most sought after jobs.
Salary Range: $127,421 - $164,082
Salary Range: $167,583 - $197,157
Salary Range: $120,266 - $156,302
Salary Range: $138,010 - $202,086
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