Top 5 Highest Paying IT Jobs 2020 (Engineering jobs)

Top 5 Highest Paying IT Jobs


A career in IT most aspired nowadays as this sector is booming with the revenue generated, observed to have grown eight percent in the year 2019 alone reaching a massive 167 billion dollars and is continuing to grow every year. Hence we have put together a list of the top 5 highest paying IT jobs for the year 2020-21. These are the top IT jobs in demand for future. Now let's get started. 



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1. Artificial intelligence (AI) Engineer



The AI engineer handles the development and management of an artificial intelligence solution of an organization. This involves creating solutions for the client as well as the system architecture based on AI frameworks.

Some of the skills required for an AI engineer are programming languages with a rich library of statistical packages such as Python and R. Along with this you need technologies in the domain of AI such as machine learning, deep learning, statistical learning, and neural networks.

Another important thing to note here is that in order to become an AI engineer one not only needs to be good at programming but also good at software development techniques and practices which includes modularity, object-oriented programming, classes, design patterns, with a strong foundation in statistics and mathematics is appreciated.


This hard walk will definitely pay off when you receive your first big fat paycheck from brilliant paymasters such as Facebook, Google, P&G, and IBM of about 175000 US dollars on average in the US and 20 lakhs on an average in India. They are one of the highest paying jobs in the world.

2. Enterprise Architect


An Enterprise Architect develops the plans and workflows for deploying and maintaining servers, programs, software, and other IT assets of a company. He or she is principally focused on ensuring that the business aims of an organization are supported by its IT strategy. Skills like the understanding of the business model, process knowledge, knowledge of foundational idea architectures and technologies, and experience in project management are expected of an enterprise architect. Also, leadership and communication skills are an added bonus and are very important for an enterprise architect.

These employees handle much of the interaction between the business side of a company and its IT department, hence taking home a handsome 151 thousand US dollars a year and on an average of 25 lakhs in India from multinational companies such as Amazon, VMware, HSBC, and Mindtree.


3. Cloud architect


Being one of the most in-demand information technology jobs, a cloud architect professional manages the cloud computing strategy of an organization which includes cloud management, application design, cloud architecture, and deployment models. Some of the skills required for a cloud architect is the knowledge of an Operating system such as Linux and understanding of cloud computing services cloud security etc.

As a cloud professional you bring home a whopping 154,000 US dollars in the US and 15.3 lakhs in India from companies such as Google, Amazon, eBay, and HTC.

4. Network security engineer.


Now, a network or a data security engineer plans and implements the security measures necessary to protect an organization's networks and systems from cyberattacks and security breaches. They check for any security violations or potential breaches that arise. They conduct penetration testing, develop security standards for a company, and use firewalls and data encryption technologies to protect sensitive information. The knowledge of computer networks operating systems monitoring and encryption tools as well as information about risk management factors are a few prerequisite skills.

The average salary is 143,000 US dollars and a corresponding twenty-six lakhs in India. Also, the competition is less for good engineers in this domain, hence it is one of the highest paying engineering jobs. Companies like FireEye, Hacker one, IBM, and Cisco are listed in the top 150 companies for network and data security.



5. Data scientists


Now, the data scientists analyze complex data to find common trends and patterns that eventually help in making more informed business decisions. This involves collecting data from various sources cleaning it to ensure accuracy and then using various data models and algorithms to analyze the data after that. The data scientists may use data visualization techniques to convey the findings to company officials. 

Now some of the skills required for a data scientist are knowledge of statistical analysis, knowledge of programming languages such as Python, R, SQL, etc as well as good data intuition and strong business acumen. Data science is one of the technical careers that pay well.

At internshipslive, we bring to you the best internships in the field of data science and other fields from across India. So, do check them out. The average pay of a data scientist is 133 thousand US dollars and the corresponding Indian salary is nearly 80 lakhs a year and this is offered by various tech giants that run the IT industry such as Visa, Netflix, Google, and Mu Sigma.

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Now having said that also a few of the jobs that we just couldn't end our list without mentioning. We are talking about profiles such as Dev Ops engineer, Full stack developer, software architect, data warehousing, database administrator, and job roles that fall under robotic process automation (RPA).

Now these IT tech jobs also pay pretty handsomely but they just didn't make to our list of top 10 highest paying jobs in IT. But the demand for these professionals is increasing. So, students from CSE, IT, and ECE background should definitely learn more and more about these technologies. If you are a student you should definitely know how to make a good resume.

With that, I come to the end of my list if you think we've missed out on a few job profiles or you have suggestions to improve our list of the top 10 highest paying IT jobs, please do share them with us in the comment section below and we would be glad to hear from you!

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