Highest Paying IT Jobs in Washington, D.C.

Highest Paying IT Jobs in Washington, D.C.

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.

5 Tech Jobs in Highest Demand for 2021

Software Developer Salaries

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

Software Architect Salaries

Salary Range: $142,939 - 171,526

.Net Architect Salaries

Salary Range: $147,868 - $185,656

C++ Developer Salaries

Salary Range: $117,378 - $166,738

Infrastructure Salaries

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

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Data Salaries

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.

Data Engineer Salaries

Salary Range: $127,421 - $164,082

NLP Engineer Salaries

Salary Range: $167,583 - $197,157

Data Scientist

Salary Range: $120,266 - $156,302

Big Data Engineer

Salary Range: $138,010 - $202,086

Motion Recruitment has witnessed firsthand the resilience and innovation of the D.C. tech market. Our Tech Salary Guide is here to provide the insights you need to continue growing your career in 2021. Download your free copy today.

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