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Best-paid tech jobs in the UK 2023


On our second tour around the world, we are stopping in the UK to see what the best-paid jobs in tech are across the Atlantic. We at Cybernews Academy have analyzed data from Indeed and have found ten tech professions that look to be the most lucrative careers in the United Kingdom in 2023.

The best paid jobs in the UK are in descending order (from 10 to 1)

Cybersecurity Specialist

A Cybersecurity specialist is an IT professional responsible for securing and improving an organization's security posture. These individuals detect cyber threats and implement protocols to protect a company, organization, or institution.

Cybersecurity specialist’s responsibilities

  • Monitoring networks and systems for cybersecurity breaches
  • Responding to cybersecurity incidents when they arise
  • Conduct regular vulnerability and penetration testing to identify vulnerabilities in the systems
  • Raise awareness of cybersecurity risks and train other employees within the organization

Cybersecurity specialist’s skills

  • Knowledge of programming and scripting languages such as JavaScript
  • Risk identification and mitigation
  • Communication skills
  • Excellent technological skills

The average salary for a product manager is approximately £50,115 annually.

Data Scientist

According to the Cybernews Academy website, “data scientists are responsible for analyzing and studying large data sets” and extrapolating meaningful insights from a mass of data. Cybernews Academy characterizes this field as multidisciplinary, as data science “combines various facets of computer science to solve some of the industry’s most complex data problems.”

Data scientist’s roles and responsibilities

  • Identify and interpret datasets
  • Use algorithms to improve data models
  • Analyze datasets and recognize patterns
  • Create data models

Data scientist skills

  • Mathematics
  • Software engineering knowledge
  • Machine learning knowledge
  • Business understanding
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as Java, Python, and SAS

The average salary for a product manager is approximately £50,630 annually.

NET Developer

A .NET software developer is an individual who focuses on creating, maintaining, and building software applications using languages and technologies of the .NET Microsoft framework. These individuals may collaborate with other IT professionals, computer scientists, or developers to create user-appropriate applications.

.NET software developer’s responsibilities

  • Writing or creating code using .NET appropriate languages (C#, NET)
  • Maintaining, updating, and managing existing systems
  • Provide support to IT professionals handling project-related work
  • Create and test prototypes

.NET software developer’s skills

  • Multiple years of experience writing in .NET languages
  • Knowledge of architectural styles and APIs
  • Understanding of agile methodologies
  • Attention to detail

The average salary for a product manager is approximately £53,205 annually.

Product Manager

A product manager identifies the customer's needs and actualizes larger business objectives. A product manager works with the individuals who create products for businesses and ensures that these products align with company standards. Usually, in the field of IT, product managers are responsible for overseeing the creation of software products like applications.

Product manager responsibilities

  • The overall success of the product
  • Advocating for the customer’s needs
  • Create and curate new ideas for products, software, or applications
  • User and market research

Product Manager skills

  • Excellent understanding of the industry and user
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Clear communication skills
  • Ability to analyze complex data and look for patterns or trends in the market

The average salary for a product manager is approximately £55,119 annually.

Front End Developer

A front-end developer creates and builds user interfaces of web applications and websites that the user interacts with. This individual is responsible for creating websites and applications so users can interact with them. This may be done using programming languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Front-end developer responsibilities

  • Optimizing user experience
  • Using programming languages like JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
  • Creating tools that improve interaction
  • Developing, managing, and maintaining user interfaces

Front-end developer skill

  • Problem-solving
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Great collaboration skills
  • Creativity

The average salary for a software architect is approximately £55,724 annually.

Full Stack Developer

A full-stack developer is an individual who can develop and/or engineer both frontend and backend systems. The front end is the part of the website or application that a user interacts with, and the back end refers to the data storage, processing, and other features you don’t see.

Full-stack developer’s roles and responsibilities

  • Scale extensive features or small applications while remaining focused on scalability and performance
  • Is aware of best practices and follows them
  • Effective communication between non-technical members of the organizations (including stakeholders)
  • Can work effectively independently and in a team environment

Full-stack developer’s skills

  • Knowledge and experience with programming languages like JavaScript, HTML, Python, and CSS
  • Understanding and experience with database management systems such as SQL or MongoDB
  • Experience with version control systems such as Git and GitHub
  • Great problem-solving, time management, and analytical skills

The average salary for a software architect is approximately £57,444 annually.

DevOps Engineer

In a conversation with DevOps Engineer Ozzie Iyambo, we at Cybernews Academy discussed the nature of his position. “A DevOps Engineer is a person who employs techniques, practices, and tools that aid in producing high-quality applications. DevOps engineers also focus heavily on the software development lifecycle and work as a bridge between software developers and IT operations teams.”

DevOps engineer's roles and responsibilities

  • Reviewing systems logs for applications
  • Responding to alerts to ensure optimal performance of applications
  • Reviewing codes
  • Deploying updates

DevOps engineer’s skills

  • Excellent coding and scripting skills
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as C++, Java, Python, Perl, and Ruby
  • Excellent understanding of automation and configuration management tools
  • Knowledge of public cloud resources such as AWS

The average salary for a product manager is approximately £65,280 annually.

Java Developer

A Java developer creates, maintains, and develops applications and software using Java. These specialists use their understanding of Java to adapt, monitor, and fix existing software created on Java. These individuals work collaboratively with web developers, software engineers, and designers to create seamless programs and applications.

Java developer’s responsibilities

  • Testing and analyzing software
  • Produce clean and efficient code in Java
  • Implementing application phases in Java
  • Debug, troubleshoot, and update existing software applications

Java developer’s skills

  • Knowledge of programming languages such as Java, CSS, and SQL
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of system design and architecture
  • Knowledge of code version control and systems such as GitHub

The average salary for a product manager is approximately £65,929 annually.

Data Warehouse Architect

A data warehouse architect designs and implement strategies for an organizations databases, data warehouses, and other networks. A data warehouse is a type of data managing system, so data architects are responsible for building and designing these storage systems.

Data warehouse architect’s responsibilities

  • Designing database systems
  • Analyze data warehouse objectives and identify required skills/tools
  • Create and analyze data models
  • Write and create reports

Data warehouse architect’s skills

  • Broad understanding of data modeling
  • Understanding of business intelligence
  • Proficient in programming languages such as SQL and Python
  • Excellent communication skills

The average salary for a data warehouse architect is approximately £71,333 annually.

Software Architect

A software architect is an individual who improves software and technology systems for commerce. They are often called senior-level developers responsible for software design and structure. This individual engages in all aspects of the software development lifecycle and often makes design choices, coordinates teams, and enforces coding standards.

Software architect roles and responsibilities

  • Researches technical standards and analyzes tools used within projects
  • Communicating business requirements
  • Background in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or any other related field
  • Excellent analytical skills

Software architect skills

  • Excellent programming skills and knowledge of software
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Problem-solving

The average salary for a product manager is approximately £73,469 annually.

As evidenced by this article, many lucrative jobs are available in the UK computing industry. With a computer science and information technology degree in hand, you can secure a high-paying job post-graduation. As technology advances, more jobs will become available in the computing and technology realm worldwide. So keep your eyes peeled for more jobs coming your way in areas such as Australia, East Asia, and Canada.