Tech Jobs Rule in the Best Jobs of 2017, According to New Data from Indeed

Indeed's best jobs of 2017 show a high demand for workers with technical skills. (Graphic: Business Wire)

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AUSTIN, Texas--()--Indeed, the world’s number one job site, debuted today the best jobs of 2017, and all but a few jobs are technical roles. Seven of the top ten jobs are software engineers and developers, with positions in management, healthcare and engineering rounding out the top 25 list. Indeed curated the list based on number of job postings, salary and growth opportunity.

"As every business morphs into the digital version of itself, the demand for workers with highly technical abilities is increasing far faster than supply," said Indeed Senior Vice President Paul D’Arcy. "The result is a rapid growth in open, unfilled jobs and increases in salaries for the talent that can fill these roles."

Many of the technical roles are offering six-figure salaries and an ever-increasing number of job postings. Some of the highest paying positions ranked in the top ten include full stack developers (#1), data scientists (#2), development operations engineers (#3), Salesforce developers (#6), and cloud engineers (#9).

"Software engineers and other technical roles continue to dominate many of the top positions for employer demand and competitive pay,” said D’Arcy. “But there are certainly opportunities in other sectors, with roles in management, engineering, and healthcare in high demand.”

While tech roles are certainly prominent, time-honored positions like civil engineers (#14), commercial project manager (#19), registered nurses (#20), and construction superintendent (#24) round out the top 25 best jobs of 2017.

 
INDEED’S BEST JOBS OF 2017
Rank     Job Title    

Job Titles’ # of Job
Postings Per 1M
Total Jobs, 2016

   

Average Base
Salary

   

Average YoY %
Change in # of Job
Postings, ’13-’16

1 Full Stack Developer 641 $110,770 122%
2 Data Scientist 360 $129,938 108%
3 Development Operations Engineer 731 $123,165 106%
4 Salesforce Administrator 80 $89,702 103%
5 IT Engineer 41 $85,563 89%
6 Salesforce Developer 230 $108,089 83%
7 Quality Engineer 311 $71,111 83%
8 Digital Project Manager 58 $73,169 75%
9 Cloud Engineer 217 $118,878 67%
10 Mgmt Consulting Analytics Manager 47 $90,994 66%
11 Project Architect 76 $75,666 53%
12 Penetration Tester 37 $115,557 52%
13 Senior Audit Manager 53 $118,692 52%
14 Civil Engineer 295 $74,994 45%
15 Infrastructure Engineer 158 $103,963 43%
16 Oracle HCM Manager 44 $113,107 41%
17 Machine Learning Engineer 58 $134,306 36%
18 Patient Experience Manager 16 $99,198 35%
19 Commercial Project Manager 23 $80,155 35%
20 Registered Nurse 68 $71,317 34%
21 Computer Vision Engineer 20 $127,849 34%
22 Revenue Manager 119 $82,611 33%
23 Operations Lead 52 $72,396 32%
24 Construction Superintendent 105 $81,055 30%
25 Continuous Improvement Manager 104 $85,786 28%
 

Indeed compiled this list by including jobs with a salary of at least $70,000, combined with consistent growth in share of postings from 2013-2016. Learn more about this list here.

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Indeed
Kristen Gehring, 972-693-5152
Media Relations Specialist
kgehring@indeed.com