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2015 Tech Hiring Trends

Tech Jobs are where its at!  Across the tech industry, job growth and salaries are increasing as more employers need complex infrastructure.  Whether you want to design programs, build computer systems or prevent cyberattacks, there is plenty of job openings and high salaries, technology positions make attractive careers.  Among the U.S. News Best Jobs of 2015, here are the best in the technology industry.

1. Software Developer – design and maintain applications and operating systems.

  • Median Salary: $92,660
  • Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
  • Expected Job Openings: 139,900

2. Computer Systems Analyst – leverage knowledge of information technology and business to design better computer systems and processes.

  • Median Salary: $81,190
  • Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
  • Expected Job Openings: 127,700

3. Information Security Analyst – stay ahead of cyberattacks and keep company data and systems secure.

  • Median Salary: $88,590
  • Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
  • Expected Job Openings: 27,400

4. Web Developer – design, navigation and website functions.

  • Median Salary: $63,160
  • Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
  • Expected Job Openings: 28,500

5. Mechanical Engineer – use research, design, building and testing skills to produce safe and quality machine-driven products.

  • Median Salary: $82,100
  • Unemployment Rate: 2.7%
  • Expected Job Openings: 11,600

6. IT Manager – guide companies to match modern technology to their business structure, needs and goals.

  • Median Salary: $123,950
  • Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
  • Expected Job Openings: 50,900

7. Civil Engineer – design infrastructure such as highways, tunnels, rails systems, airports, water supply and sewage systems.

  • Median Salary: $80,770
  • Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
  • Expected Job Openings: 53,700

8. Computer Systems Administrator – create systems to manage the workflow of companies, identify and fix network issues, and maintain equipment and software.

  • Median Salary: $74,000
  • Unemployment Rate: 3%
  • Expected Job Openings: 42,900

9. Database Administrator – build business databases utilizing analysis and design skills.

  • Median Salary: $78,520
  • Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
  • Expected Job Openings: 17900

10. Computer Support Specialist – troubleshooters who identify computer issues and address them quickly.  Superior communications is key.

  • Median Salary: $60,180
  • Unemployment Rate: 6.4%
  • Expected Job Openings: 123,000

11. Computer Programmer – Create software to run computers.  Must work collaboratively in teams to complete projects.

  • Median Salary: $76,140
  • Unemployment Rate: 4.2%
  • Expected Job Openings: 28,400